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User-Activated Pedestrian Crossing Now in Effect at Susquehanna and Main in Lansdale

Thursday, August 21, 2014 • 4:20pm

A new pedestrian crossing – which has come about as a result of Lansdale’s Wood-Vine Connector Route – is now in effect at West Main Street and Susquehanna Avenue.

In a Nixle alert from Lansdale Borough Police, it was announced that at 2 p.m. Thursday, the flashing traffic signal at the intersection was deactivated. The traffic lights are covered up, and must remain in place for at least 30 days, and, at most, until Oct. 21, per PennDOT requirements, police said.

Pedestrians are now able to turn on flashing pedestrian warning lights for traffic via a push button, in order to cross the intersection safely, police said. The flashing lights, police said, are designed to alert approaching drivers.

Police said the lights are advisory in nature only and both drivers and pedestrians must obey all Pennsylvania laws regarding pedestrians in crosswalks.

Police remind people that it is “a shared responsibility.”

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