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City Council approves second flashing beacon for busy downtown crosswalk

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At the November 3rd City Council meeting, Deputy Mayor David Walker moved to approve the installation of a second “reflective flashing beacon” at the Wakefield Street crosswalk, near Parson Main.

The first beacon was installed at the crosswalk near the North Main Street Municipal Parking Lot, across from Lilac City Grille, following several complaints.

Walker explained that the Public Works Committee had appropriated more than what was needed to complete the first crosswalk and requested to use the remaining funds for a second beacon.

According to downtown business owner and Rochester Main Street board member, Todd Radict, the new crosswalk beacons are effective and appreciated.

“That crosswalk can be difficult at night,” said Radict, owner of Skeletone Records. “It’s nice to see the additional lighting downtown. It makes people feel safer and it makes the downtown more walkable. I am happy to know they will be installing another one.”

After receiving positive feedback from Mayor Lauterborn and other councilors, Walker added that he’s received a lot of positive feedback from community members.

“The public out there loves this thing,” said Walker.

Following the discussion, the council voted unanimously to approve the installation.

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