Flashing Beacons

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Director/City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Luis Maltos, P.E.
    Interim Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Signage: Flashing Beacons

A flashing beacon operates in a flashing mode to supplement regulatory or warning signs in order to increase awareness.

Flashing Beacon

Advantages

  • Draws attention to regulatory or warning sign, such as reduced speed school zone signs

Disadvantages

  • Cannot be placed close to trees due to the solar panels that power the device
  • Must have sufficient right-of-way for placement of the unit

Eligibility Considerations

  • School zone locations
  • Pedestrian crossing locations
  • Overhead flashing beacons are required for streets with two or more lanes of traffic in each direction

 

Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume          

Maintenance