New pedestrian crossing signal soon to be in operation


Courtesy Las Cruces Police Department.

NMSU is soon to see a second pedestrian crossing signal in operation on University Avenue, near the Pan Am Plaza.

According to a Sept. 9 news release from Dan Trujillo, public information officer for the Las Cruces Police Department, the signal will be implemented as a safety measure for people attempting to cross the hectic street.

“Motorists should come to a complete stop when signal lights are red or flashing red,” Trujillo said. “The solid red light means vehicles cannot proceed. The flashing red means vehicles must stop for pedestrians before proceeding.”

The speed limit between Telshor Boulevard and the signal will also be reduced from 40 to 35 miles per hour.

Trujillo said ignoring the solid red light will earn a fine of $162 and a citation for ignoring a flashing red light mandates a court appearance.

The signal comes after one was implemented further down University Avenue about a year ago, near Hagerty Road close to the Chick-fil-A.

Trujillo asks that pedestrians use the new signal and exercise caution with traffic before crossing the street.

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