More signage, flashing LEDs and a radar feedback sign

More warning signs and crosswalks improvements are coming to make Kern Street safer for pedestrians.

The Taft City Council awarded a bid Tuesday night for a project to install flashing warning lights to motorists, caution signs, a radar speed feedback sign and other improvements on Kern from First Street to Hillard.

The total cost is $353,000 and the entire project is funded through a $384,500 Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program grant.

There is no out-of-pocket cost to the City.

The project includes 14 solar-powered LED flashing warning signs for pedestrian crossings, two solar-powered LED flashing warning signs for school crossings and a pair of radar feedback signs warning motorists of their speed and advising them to slow down if they exceed the speed limit.

In addition, crosswalks will be repainted and other roadside caution signs will be installed.