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File #: 3167   
Type: Consent Status: Adopted
File created: 7/16/2021 In control: Miscellaneous
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: Letter to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Concerning S.R. A1A Crossovers (Mid-Block Crossings)
Attachments: 1. Letter to FDOT Inroad Lights at Crosswalks.pdf

Subject:

Title

Letter to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Concerning S.R. A1A Crossovers (Mid-Block Crossings)

 

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Fiscal Impact:

None

Dept/Office:

District 4

Requested Action:

Recommendation

Approve and send attached letter to FDOT on behalf of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.

 

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Summary Explanation and Background:

At the January 7, 2020 meeting of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, the Board approved and authorized letters to FDOT and Governor DeSantis, concerning the S.R. A1A Crossovers, including a request for installing High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) traffic lights on all S.R. A1A using a red light.

 

Due to the required color of yellow in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) maintained by The Federal Highway Administration, FDOT has asked the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners to approve the use of yellow lights for installation of In-Roadway Warning Lights at each of the sixteen (16) S.R. A1A Crossovers currently using the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB).  FDOT has also recommended implementing Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) at the same locations to give pedestrians an audible message when the pedestrian button is activated.

 

In-Roadway Warning Lights are LED lights embedded in the pavement to outline pedestrian crosswalks and oriented to face oncoming traffic.  Once activated, the lights flash in unison directly in the line of sight of oncoming traffic to alert drivers of pedestrians actively crossing the road. 

 

Clerk to the Board Instructions:

Send letter on behalf of the Board to the Florida Department of Transportation.