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New Ninth Street Crosswalk Signal to Go Live on June 11


A new user-activated traffic signal on Ninth Street near the Haven Avenue intersection will be operational on June 11.

The signal and a new crosswalk are designed to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross the busy gateway.

A High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal that will be activated only by a push button and will be timed to work only in coordination with the existing traffic light at Ninth Street and West Avenue.

The Ocean City Police Department will make an educational presentation in the week before the signal goes live, but the department forwarded a link to a YouTube video (above) that explains how the HAWK signal works.

The signal is at the intersection of Aldrich Avenue (near the TD Bank and the Haven Avenue intersection), and it will help provide an easier crossing for bicycles traveling north-south along a safe bicycle corridor under development.

City Council awarded a $238,857 contract to Diehl Electric Company of Hammonton in March to complete the work, and the city used a $100,000 state Department of Transportation Safe Street to Transit Program grant for the job.


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A new pedestrian and bicycle crossing of Ninth Street at Aldrich Avenue is near complete.