The HAWK Signal is a new kind of signal designed to help pedestrians cross busy streets. HAWK stands forHigh-intensityActivated crossWalK(it is also known as a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon). HAWK signals operate only when a pedestrian activates it. This allows traffic to move freely for most of the day, while providing a safe crossing when needed.
Montana's first HAWK signal will be installed at the intersection of 4th Avenue North & N. 20th Street in conjunction with the opening of the GSA Federal Building.
HAWK Signal Operations
This schematic displays the sequence of operations for the HAWK Signal.
Other HAWK Signals Across the United States
The following links show various instructional videos for HAWK signals from cities across the country.