Riverton City places orange flags to improve crosswalk safety

Posted at 10:21 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 12:24:43-04

RIVERTON, Utah — Pedestrians crossing the intersection 2700 W 12600 in Riverton now have access to orange flags, which were placed there by the city’s Public Works department to improve visibility.

“The brightly colored orange flags are being implemented as an additional measure to improve safety at this busy intersection that connects residents to local businesses,” a news release from the city said.

The safety measure will also be useful for students who attend one of the three public schools nearby – Riverton High School, Southland Elementary School and Oquirrh Hills Middle School.

Although there was already a pedestrian bridge at the intersection, many high school students and other residents choose to cross at street level, the news release said.

City officials hope the flags will improve awareness of crossing pedestrians and alert drivers of their intent to cross.