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NPS to Install Flashing Lights at GW Parkway Trail Crossing

Three-car accident on the GW Parkway (screen capture via Facebook)The National Park Service is planning to install a “flashing beacon warning system” at a trail crossing on the GW Parkway next week.

The flashing lights will be installed at the crosswalk on the northbound GW Parkway, just prior to Memorial Circle.

“The purpose is to improve safety and increase awareness by slowing down traffic when pedestrians and bicyclists intend to cross the Parkway,” the Park Service said in a press release, adding: “Trail users need to be aware that the flashing beacon is a warning, not a stop sign.”

The lights will be temporary — in place for about a month. Park officials will consider the effectiveness of the installation during an upcoming evaluation of long-term safety and traffic improvements on the parkway.

The Park Service made a series of pedestrian and traffic safety improvements on the GW Parkway last year. That followed a number of pedestrian accidents and near-misses.

The installation of the flashing beacon is expected to take place at some point next week.

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