You’re invited to the unveling of new flashing pedestrians signs this Thursday, Sept. 8 at 12:15 p.m. at the corner of Hamilton Street and Desmet Avenue. Join Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and Dr. Thayne McCulloh, President of Gonzaga University, Gonzaga students, and others at the unveiling ceremony. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The signs are a joint project to increase driver awareness and pedestrian safety near the Gonzaga campus. A pedestrian enhancement island was recently installed in the crosswalk at Hamilton Street and Desmet Avenue and the lights go in tomorrow. Pedestrians will push a button to activate flashing rectangular lights that notify drivers on Hamilton Street of their intentions to cross the street. The project was funded by Gonzaga University and the City of Spokane.