raSmith designed, prepared plans, and provided construction services for a WisDOT permit project to install a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) Signal at WIS 11 and the Pike River Pathway in the Village of Mount Pleasant. The existing crossing included a crosswalk with a Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB). The Village requested a HAWK signal to improve driver yielding compliance for pedestrian and bicycle crossings across a four-lane, undivided rural highway along a popular, multi-use trail in Kenosha County.
The design included new signing and pavement markings, curb ramps, and new traffic signal equipment. raSmith coordinated with WisDOT and the Village to procure the traffic signal materials using an existing WisDOT procurement contract to expedite the ordering process and obtain competitive pricing. This project was one of the first HAWK installations in the WisDOT Southeast Region and the first for the Village.