HAWK Signals Get Drivers’ Attention, Let Pedestrians Cross Safely

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently installed this HAWK crosswalk on Riverside Drive (State Highway 57) in Allouez, near Green Bay. The pedestrian-activated crosswalk gives walkers and bicyclists safer access to the nearby Fox River State Recreational Trail.   Crosswalks have come a long way since The Beatles made one famous by picturing it on… Read More »

Pushing Your Luck? Heed Advisory Speeds

By Troy Robillard, PE People ask me from time to time about those yellow speed signs that can be found on sharp highway curves, on and off ramps, or any place where drivers should exercise caution, such as a narrow bridge. What are those called? Can law enforcement pull you over for exceeding those speeds?… Read More »

Does My Bridge Need an Inspection?

Inspections are not required for this “nonqualifying” bridge in Broomfield, Colorado, but the City and County have such structures inspected regularly anyway. The federal government oversees and tracks the inspection and condition of the nation’s more than 600,000 bridges and pays for much of the repair and replacement to keep them safe. Did you know… Read More »