The crosswalk at the Hamilton Drain Trail is officially installed after several months' delay due to back-ordered parts.
The signal was completed today where a section of Collingwood trail crosses Hurontario Street (at the bowling alley). Work began on the crosswalk this summer with a plan to open it before school started.
The trail is nearby Collingwood Collegiate Institute, St. Mary's Catholic School, and Elementary School Catholic Notre-Dame-De-La-Huronie.
The crosswalk is installed with a button on each side the pedestrians can press to activate lights over the road.
According to a notice on the town website, OPP has been asked to monitor driver behaviour at the new crosswalk.
The rules for a light like this require drivers and cyclists to stop on the marked yield bar when the lights are flashing. You must allow pedestrians to cross the entire width of the road before driving, and you must not pass any other vehicle within 30 metres of a pedestrian crosswalk.
Pedestrians are required to make sure drivers and cyclists have enough time to stop before they begin to cross, press the button to activate the flashing lights, and only cross once traffic has come to a complete stop.