I am a senior traffic engineer in my DOT and we handle the preparation of PS&E for electrial projects. We are being asked by our traffic safety chief to submit plans for mast arm pedestrian flashing beacons in addition to an in-road pedestrian crossing lighting system at two different locations. Neither location passes any pedestrian warrants. Pedestrian volumes are very low, but one location has a recent pedestrian fatality (totally caused by error of the pedestrian) and is politically sensitive. I strongly believe that it is over kill to install two different warning systems in one location. Anyone have any opinions on this? Is this something we should refuse to stamp?
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