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DelDot HAWK Lights Activated in Rehoboth Beach

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New High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, or HAWK, undergoes the second of three stages as pedestrians prepare to cross. (Photo: WBOC) New High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, or HAWK, undergoes the second of three stages as pedestrians prepare to cross. (Photo: WBOC)
Another view of HAWK crosswalk in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo: WBOC) Another view of HAWK crosswalk in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo: WBOC)
Aerial view of new HAWK crosswalk in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Aerial view of new HAWK crosswalk in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- A new innovative crosswalk system is finally up and running in Rehoboth Beach.

Delaware's Department of Transportation activated new crosswalk technology at Rehoboth Avenue. (Route 1A) and Coastal Highway called High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, better known as HAWK, Thursday morning. 

The new HAWK lights on the southbound side of Coastal Highway are meant to improve pedestrian and biker safety.

For Bulgarian exchange student Mitko Dimov, getting from his Rehoboth apartment to work in the city's downtown area isn't always easy.

Dimov said a number of his Bulgarian friends were hit by cars over the summer trying to cross the bustling highway.

"One of my friends he was riding his bike through the night and apparently some car didn't see him," said Dimov. "Fortunately nothing too serious but still this is a really bad experience."

Joe Carmody thinks the HAWK lights will help when he and his Irish Setter Bailey walk three miles every day to the city's beaches.

"There's not a lot of crossers here but when there is, it's nice to have the opportunity to cross with a light," said Carmody.

DelDot says there are one of these HAWK lights installed in all three of Delaware's counties. While there are no current plans to install the HAWK lights in other parts of the state, DelDot says they will assess those needs as they come in the future.

DelDot is hosting a tour and demonstration session for the new HAWK light system Friday at 11 a.m. DelDot says guests can meet in the parking lot of Coldwell Banker 20184 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. The session is open to the public. 

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