Fyi, just know truncated dome platforms are not meant for directional
assist…they often are not lined-up with the crosswalk…in many cases (not my
fav., but they are in a diagonal position to cover both street crossing
corners). Their purpose is exclusively to alert entering the street…one must
use traffic sound for proper alignment. Kathy
Kathy Clarrage, COMS
State of Maine, Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired
151 Jetport Blvd
Portland, ME 04102
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A few minutes ago my Wife and I crossed William Clark Drive heading North
towards Dunkin Donuts on The West side which is towards Gorham.
I asked her to tell me exactly where the arrow was pointing on the audible
signal. The activation button on these signals is an arrow.
That arrow points at an angle away from the crosswalk aiming into the
It is also important to understand that the truncated dome in the curb cut
does not line up with the crosswalk.
A vehicle headed South from the Main Street side of Stroudwater Street was
preparing to turn right onto William Clark. This vehicle waited until we were
safely across to start.
My Wife could tell the vehicle behind that one was agitated because the
vehicle preparing to turn waited for us.