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Posted on: October 8, 2021

New pedestrian crosswalk coming to Blanco Road at Old No. 9 Trail

example picture of a HAWK pedestrian crosswalk

A new pedestrian crosswalk will soon be installed along the Old No. 9 Trail at Blanco Road in Boerne, providing a safer crossing point for people using the trail.

TxDOT will manage the construction and installation as Blanco Road is part of a state-maintained highway.

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, October 11, 2021. Crews will work on one side of Blanco Road for 2-3 days and then move to the opposite side for 2-3 more days as they prepare the site for the traffic signals. During this phase there may be lane closures on Blanco Road between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The sidewalk and the crossing at the Old No. 9 Trail will also be closed during construction. Pedestrian detours will be in place to ensure people can still walk along the route.

Once the initial stage of work is done, there will be a couple of weeks with no construction before the new crossing signals arrive for installation. Intermittent closures will be in place again while the signals are installed.

The new crosswalk is known as a HAWK signal (High Intensity Activated Crosswalk) and is activated by pedestrians. When a pedestrian pushes a button to active the signal, drivers on Blanco Road will see a flashing yellow light followed by a solid red light, which will stop traffic to allow for a safe pedestrian crossing.

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