The City of Prescott is testing a new cross walk configuration called a “pedestrian scramble” starting Tuesday, September 10. The trial will take place on the corner of Gurley and Montezuma.
It is a type of traffic operation that will temporarily stop all vehicular traffic at the intersection at once. This will allow the pedestrians to cross at any crosswalk, and in any direction, even from one corner to another.
This format of pedestrian crossing has been suggested numerous times during council meetings by both residents and council members. Now it will be tested for about two weeks, after which a future decision will be made regarding any traffic and pedestrian control changes.
There will be temporary striping of the intersection, as well as signs about the new configuration. Staff will monitor the operation for acceptable operation and any needed adjustments.
City of Prescott staff requests that motorists approach the intersection with care and pay close attention to all pedestrians that may be crossing the street.