TUCKER, Ga. (October 11, 2019) – Pedestrians in Tucker can cross the street with more confidence now thanks to the installation of six new solar-powered flashing beacon crosswalks. The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crosswalks were installed this week, mostly in school zones where students were struggling to cross.
“This is a project that has been a priority for our Mayor and City Council for some time,” says City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt. “These crosswalks will enhance visibility of our pedestrians, young and old, and in doing that it will enhance their safety. This improvement takes Tucker another step closer to being a truly walkable city.”
The first RRFB crosswalk was installed in April on Idlewood Road in front of Tucker Middle School. Another crosswalk was added this week further south on Idlewood to give students another safe crossing to get to the middle school. Other RRFB crosswalks were installed at:
- Brockett Road (in front of Brockett Elementary School)
- Henderson Road at Gleneagles Drive
- Midvale Road (in front of Midvale Elementary School)
- Midvale Road at Crestcliff Drive
- Montreal Road (across from Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center)
These projects were completed under supervision from Hildebrandt and City Superintendent Sam Durrance. The school projects were funded by the City of Tucker, but done in cooperation with the DeKalb County School District.