New crosswalk signal installed to make Millwood Avenue safer
New pedestrian signal crosswalk, HAWK aiming to keep people safe on deadly Millwood Avenue
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —SCDOT and the city of Columbia’s latest investment could make a deadly intersection safer for pedestrians.
The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning for the “Hawk” signal at the intersection of Millwood and House Street in Columbia.
Hawk stands for “High-intensity activated crosswalk”.
Some say this stretch of Millwood is especially dangerous, but the new device should protect both drivers and pedestrians.
“It increases safety,” Rob Perry, with SCDOT said. “Studies have shown it reduces crashes by 29% and pedestrian crashes by 69%.”