New Signs Increase Student Safety at Crosswalk
DuBois – New signs have been placed in the crosswalk on State Route 255, in front of the campus. Also known as channalizers, the signs help to keep the heavily used crosswalk more visible for drivers on the busy road.
"This was a huge concern among students from both Penn State DuBois and DuBois Area High School," said outgoing Student Government Association (SGA) president Alex Angstadt. "Change was needed so that there would not only be an increase in pedestrian crossing awareness, but also to help ensure the safety of students from the area."
Angstadt spearheaded the efforts to make the crosswalk more visible. He contacted the City of DuBois, and city manager Herm Suplizio, who got him in touch with officials at PennDOT. Angstadt was able to schedule himself and Penn State DuBois campus police officer John Licatovich for a meeting with representatives of PennDOT, the City of DuBois, and the Pennsylvania State Police. The group discussed different methods to increase visibility of the crosswalk, and agreed on the new channalizers, which are now in place.