Bakersfield City Council has voted six to one to install a new signalized crosswalk at 24th and Pine streets, replacing those to be removed for the widening project. The new crosswalk will have a center median, and pedestrians can only go across one side of the highway at a time. Flashing yellow lights will let drivers know someone is there.

Councilman Ken Weir was the lone dissenting vote and any speed limit change would need the council’s approval.

Chuck Alan