On December 11, 2019 the Pittsfield Charter Township Board of Trustees authorized the construction of a Mid-Block Crossing located on Packard Road between Hawks and Torrey Roads. Keeping consistent with the other Mid-Block Crossings around the township, this crossing consists of a mast arm structure spanning high above Packard Road, calling attention to the pedestrians crossing below.
This crossing features an illuminated crosswalk; push button activation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon’s (RRFB) providing advance notice to oncoming motorist of a pedestrian(s) crossing the road. Also installed is a refuge island in the center left-turn lane providing a safe location for a pedestrian to pause when waiting for additional traffic to clear.
Select the image below to view a copy of the Packard/Hawks Mid-Block Crossing project plans