Road Diet Crosswalk Crew Gets to Work

The DoT’s road diet work crew was at it again last night, this time with paint cans in hand, and night owl Greg caught them in the act.

They brightened up a couple crosswalks, added new ones for small perpendicular streets that didn’t have them, like Brace (La Villa) and Lester (WG Funeral Home), and painted “word warnings” in the new lanes of traffic so drivers know they’re coming up on crosswalks: new ones that say PED XING at El Abra (Rotten Robbies) and Brace, and redo’s of SLOW SCHOOL XING for the Broadway crosswalk where lots of kids cross Lincoln to get to River Glen Elementary School.

If you look closely you’ll see that they’ve marked out the new lane lines with “paint spots” every few feet. It’s subtle so as to not cause confusion with the existing lanes, but you can definitely get a feel for how it’s going to lay out. One last thing, they’ve marked out location of car sensors for the new dual left turn lanes at Lincoln and Minnesota.

The road diet is in full swing this morning! Change is always tricky and takes t...
Road Diet Test Work Underway