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UDOT Highlighting Pedestrians at Intersections

New signs and signal placement to add awareness.

Moab, Utah– The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) working with Moab City is putting the finishing touches on modifications to a few key intersections in Moab in an effort to bring more awareness to pedestrian crossing locations. The modifications include adding “Yield to Pedestrians” signs on the signal mast arms extending over US-191 turn lanes at the intersections from 100 North down to 300 South and also at the Kane Creek Boulevard intersection. Signal crews have added extensions to mast arms over five of the intersections to provide proper sign placement. In addition to the signing, UDOT has also installed new signal heads at the pole bases to provide better signal visibility adjacent to the crosswalks. The additional awareness measures are being implemented to attract pedestrians to safer crossing locations and also to notify motorists of pedestrian presence and traffic laws while maintaining mobility for both. Moab boasts one of the most advanced coordinated signal operating systems in the state developed specifically for it’s multi-use function of moving regional through-traffic as well as managing peak tourist travel times and pedestrian demand. --UDOT--