The city has removed two lighted crosswalks near the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center that had long been a source of confusion and frustration — and this time the signals aren’t going back up.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.


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(10) comments

Don Schlessinger

Why not suspend a common signal light above Seawall Blvd somewhere in front of the San Louis? Maybe that would be too simple.

Allan Scott

Seriously, a railroad crossing arm for pedestrians. Why can't tourists walk to the nearest intersection like everywhere else in the world. I've been to many beach communities and never seen a crossing arm for tourists!

Allan Scott

Maybe I read the article wrong? It sounded like a railroad arm but maybe they were talking about a traffic light cantilevered over the roadway. That would make more sense.

Bailey Jones

"build an arm extending over the street to hold the lights"

George Laiacona

Congratulations! The city has been procrastinating for years on just what to do concerning pedestrian safety. Let’s hope that the crosswalks all over our island are included in the upgrades.

Bailey Jones

How about a traffic cop instead? A visible police presence would do the Seawall good, and be more efficient than any machine.

Lisa Keeler

Why can't they walk the 100 yards down to the light and cross there? Why do people at these 2 hotels need a special crosswalk? There are many places on the island that have a much longer distance between lights/crosswalks that could truly benefit from a lighted crosswalk. What area they going to do west of 61st now that the beach goes all the way to 91st. From 61st to 91st there are 3 red lights but many hotels, condotels, and condos/apartments.

Lizzie Tish


Matt Havard

It's unclear from the article, but let's hope the city consolidates the two failed crossings into one. There is no need for two so close together.

Karl Kelso

Pedestrian bridge with ramp?

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