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New Crossing at Riggin and Santa Fe Trail

Riggin Avenue has a new signalized pedestrian crossing where it intersects with the Santa Fe Trail. 

“Work was completed and we were able to activate this new signalized crossing on Wednesday, April 10th,” shared Sergio Alvarado, Associate Engineer, City of Visalia Engineering Department, “The purpose of the pedestrian crossing signal is to provide a safe means for pedestrians to cross Riggin Avenue while utilizing the existing Santa Fe Trail.”

The signal will continually rest as a green signal for both eastbound and westbound vehicles travelling on Riggin Avenue until activated by pedestrians on the Santa Fe Trail.

The advanced flashing beacons on Riggin Avenue will also be activated and the signal will go into a normal operating sequence to stop both eastbound and westbound traffic to allow pedestrians to cross. 

“We ask motorists using Riggin Avenue and St. Johns Parkway, between Dinuba Highway and Ben Maddox Way, to exercise caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for pedestrians using the new signalized crossing,” added Alvarado.

The signalization project, a public safety transportation improvement, was funded using a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant and matching Measure R Local funds.

For additional information for the pedestrian crossing signal at Riggin Avenue and the Santa Fe Trail, contact Sergio Alvarado, Associate Engineer, City of Visalia Engineering Department, (559) 713-4595 sergio.alvarado@visalia.city.

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