Grand Island airport upgrades crosswalks to be safer

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Central Nebraska Regional Airport has heard the concerns of staff and are now making crosswalks safer.

The crossings on Sky Park Road previous had a continuous flashing light to alert drivers of pedestrians but cars didn't seem to be slowing down.

“I think between the staff and the airport authority board we recognized and identified that we needed to slow the traffic down,” Airport Executive Airport Director Mike Olson said.

So now the airport has pedestrian activated strobe lights and speed reduction signs to make it clear to drivers there are people on the road.

“And there is a lot of very big trucks that go up and down Sky Park Rd and those were the people we noticed were driving faster than they should have been,” Olson said.

Staff say they have already begun to see car slow down more. The airport hopes passengers will feel more comfortable crossing the street into the terminal.