In the fall of 2015, a pedestrian safety study was conducted around the campus of Bowling Green State University. The goal of the study was to identify the locations that may require marked crosswalks. As a result, the Ohio Department of Transportation in cooperation with Bowling Green State University and the City of Bowling Green, will be installing 4 marked crosswalks along East Wooster Street. The 4 crosswalks include 2 traditional crosswalks with refuge islands and 2 pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHB).
The 2 traditional crosswalks will be installed this year at Founders (just east of Manville and Wooster) and just west of the Falcon Health Center. The 2 PHBs will be installed across from McFall (just east of Troup St) and at the Stroh Center. Activated by a pedestrian push-button, PHBs provide a red stop light to motorists approaching the crosswalk. By alerting and controlling drivers with a pedestrian-activated beacon warning system, pedestrians can more safely and easily cross the street at marked crosswalks. The underground infrastructure associated with the PHBs is being installed currently, along with the markings and signage. The signals will be installed early next year.
ODOT is paying for 100% of the costs associated with this work.
The schedule associated with each project is dependent upon weather and progress of work. Call the Engineering Division with questions – 419-354-6227.