Media Release: Upgrade to Crosswalk on King Street at Second Avenue
For Immediate Release
August 26, 2019
It’s time for kids to head back to school, and the Town of Smithers would like to inform the public of a traffic pattern change soon to take effect near Muheim Elementary School.
The Town, with partial funding from ICBC Road Safety, is installing flashing pedestrian beacons at the intersection of King Street and Second Avenue. The solar powered flashing beacons are pedestrian activated, and should provide an additional level of safety to students crossing King Street at the Second Avenue zebra crosswalk.
This initiative is the result of a traffic review conducted for the Town by Watt Consulting Group, with financial support from ICBC. In the past few years, a number of “near miss” incidents at the location have been reported.
The Town of Smithers Prevention and Community Safety Officer will be orienting students to the new pedestrian crossing during the first week of school to ensure proper usage of the new devices.
Further questions can be directed to the Town of Smithers’ Prevention and Community Safety Officer at 250-847-6197.