Dewdney Trunk Road Crosswalk Improvements

The City is planning to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at six uncontrolled crosswalks along Dewdney Trunk Road at the following locations: 
  • Plaza Street
  • 223 Street
  • Garden Street
  • Fletcher Street
  • 234 Street
  • 236 Street
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RRFBs are user-activated amber LEDs that supplement warning signs at uncontrolled crosswalks or mid-block crosswalks. They are activated by pedestrians using a push button.  RRFBs use an irregular flash pattern that is similar to emergency flashers on police vehicles or a flashing strobe. They warn drivers when pedestrians are using the crosswalk.  The RRFBs are also equipped with audible pedestrian pushbuttons with an audio message such as “Flashing lights are activated.  Vehicle may not stop. Please proceed with caution.”  RRFBs are a warning device only.  Pedestrians must ensure vehicles have stopped before crossing.  

Further information on RRFBs is available at Transportation Association of Canada (TAC). 

Construction will commence mid-January and is anticipated to be complete in 8 weeks, weather permitting.  One or two RRFB installations may be in operation by mid-March.  Please plan for single lane alternating traffic and expect delays during construction.  Thank you in advance for your patience.