Caltrans states in a press release that “flashing beacon systems have been known to improve public safety by increasing awareness in both motorists and pedestrians."

The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans District 2, announced this week that the Lincoln Pedestrian Crossing Project at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and State Route 97 in Weed has been completed.

The new system adds activated flashing beacons, a pedestrian path, and curb ramps. When the beacons are flashing, motorists are made aware that someone is crossing or about to cross the road and to watch out for pedestrians, according to Caltrans.

“Similarly, pedestrians are reminded to be cautious when crossing, look both ways, and never just assume that the driver is going to stop.”

Caltrans District 2 urges everyone to use caution at this intersection while motorists and pedestrians get familiar with the new system.

Construction on the project began in November 2016. The contractor was Redding-based SnL Group, Inc.

Caltrans states in a press release that “flashing beacon systems have been known to improve public safety by increasing awareness in both motorists and pedestrians. Caltrans District 2 is proud to work in designing and installing systems that make state routes safer for everyone.”