Patience and extra caution during the crosswalk transition project in downtown Brighton have paid off for all travelers. The City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority’s enhanced pedestrian signs have been installed at the crosswalks along Main Street between Grand River Avenue and First Street, replacing the in-ground crossing lights. The yield signs will remain in the crosswalks.
Note that when a pedestrian hits the “walk” button, the signs on both sides of the intersection will light up to stop cars in all travel lanes from entering the intersection. This change will alert drivers to a crossing pedestrian earlier creating a safe perimeter between the car and pedestrian. Remember that state law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.