HAWKs on Buford HighwayJuly 7, 2010 at 04:48pm by Sally Flocks ·
Good news: the Georgia DOT is replacing the flashing yellow crosswalk signals in the Chamblee/Doraville area of Buford Highway with HAWK signals. What’s a HAWK signal? It’s basically a pedestrian-activated red light. PEDS has been recommending these to GDOT for years. With 7 lanes of 45 – 55 mph traffic, Buford Highway is Georgia’s most dangerous road for pedestrians. HAWK signals provide a safe way for people to cross. The new signals haven’t been turned on yet, but GDOT’s Calvin Duncan says they’ll be turned on in about two weeks. More to come.