Mountain West Electric is beginning work Monday to install a “Hawk” pedestrian signal at the intersection of Garfield Street and Royal Avenue near Compass Academy in Idaho Falls. It is one of three intersections identified to house the system.
Garfield will be closed for four days as the company digs trenches and backfills in preparing to install the new signal. Local residents should have access to their homes, but other travelers should find another route.
The work will continue through the end of August as the contractor removes existing light poles. New light poles will be installed during the evening hours when there is less impact on travelers.
“HAWK” stands for High-Intensity Activated crossWalk. The traffic signal is activated by a pedestrian crossing the street.