BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground’s Old Town district is home to a new pedestrian crossing. The signal, which includes a flashing light, is located on East Main Street between Northeast Clark and Fourth avenues, serving one of the most pedestrian-active sections of the street, according to a news release. The signal is activated by pedestrians preparing to cross the street.
A bright yellow light will flash to drivers as a warning to stop. Drivers who don’t will break state law. “Vehicles must remain stopped until the person has made it safely across the roadway and out of the crosswalk,” Battle Ground Police Traffic Officer Julia MacPhee said in the release, adding that officers “regularly patrol the area and may enforce violations.”
The new signal was installed with a $50,000 grant from the Transportation Improvement Board Complete Streets program.