WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- After one too many close calls, village officials in Williamsville are taking the next step in improving pedestrian safety for walkers on Main Street.
They're moving forward on a new type of pedestrian crosswalk.
The new crosswalk and light beacon, called the HAWK signal, will be constructed across Main Street near Spring Street.
Frequently used out west, the new system will be the first of its kind in New York State.
Mayor Brian Kulpa says there have been too many close calls.
"Yeah there's a history. There's a history right in front of this building. The bigger history is the history of pedestrians who have crossed and gotten lucky," Kulpa said.
The $250,000 HAWK beacon is part of Williamsville's $3 million "Picture Main Street" project.