NDOT completes pedestrian safety improvements on U.S. 50 near Tahoe
Drivers will see new pedestrian crossing signals as the Nevada Department of Transportation completed a project to install pedestrian safety improvements on U.S. 50 in the Zephyr Cove near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, July 17.
NDOT has enhanced the pedestrian crossing with the following pedestrian safety improvements:
- The previous signal was replaced with two electronic flashing pedestrian crossing beacons, known as rectangular rapid flashing beacons, allowing pedestrians to activate the signs to help stop traffic as they cross the street. Advance signals have also been placed in advance of the signal, giving drivers advance notice to stop for any pedestrians crossing ahead.
- Sidewalks were improved for safer and easier pedestrian travel.
- Overhead street lighting has been installed for enhanced visibility of pedestrians in the crosswalk.
The safety improvements began in June and were aimed to enhance safety for pedestrians crossing the highway, and for 20,000 drivers traveling the highway daily.
This year, NDOT will also install similar pedestrian safety enhancements in Carson City and Dayton.