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HAWK Crossing Information

The Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, also known as High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK (HAWK), is an overhead flashing signal that is activated by a pedestrian and utilizes yellow and red lights to warn drivers when a pedestrian is crossing the roadway.


The HAWK Signal phasing operates in the following method (2009 MUTCD, Page 511):

  1. Dark Until Activated - Drivers can proceed through intersection without stopping until the beacon is activated by a pedestrian pushing a button.
  2. Flashing Yellow Light upon Activation - Warns drivers approaching the crosswalk of a pedestrian crossing.
  3. Steady Yellow - Warns drivers to prepare to stop.
  4. Steady Red during Pedestrian Walk Interval - Drivers are to stop for pedestrians crossing.
  5. Alternating Flashing Red during Pedestrian Clearance Interval - Drivers are to stop and may proceed through the intersection when it is clear of pedestrians.
  6. Dark Again until Activated - Drivers can proceed through intersection without stopping until the beacon is activated by a pedestrian.

 

Please feel free to contact the City of Bentonville Transportation Department for more information regarding this particular type of system.

 

Federal Highway Administration (2009). Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (2009 Edition ed.). https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/