Pedestrian Signal Up and Running at Lake Road and Wyndam Way
Woodbury officials said the signal became operational on Tuesday.
Folks looking to cross Lake Road in Woodbury will find things a little easier these days.
A pedestrian signal at Lake Road and Wyndham Way became operational Tuesday.
It requires pedestrians to push a button, which activates flashing lights that alert motorists about people trying to cross the street.
The installation of the signal comes against the backdrop of news reports about 2012 being a deadly year for pedestrians.
Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed in Minnesota so far this year, the most in the past five, according to a Star Tribune report. There were 14 killed last year.
There are two parks near the intersection, and joggers and cyclists were out on Lake Road on Wednesday morning.
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