City wants to make dangerous roads safer


January 13, 2022

Gordon Weeks

The City of Shelton's Road Safety Plan, which focuses on sites where fatal and serious accidents have happened, includes a recommendation to create a midblock pedestrian crossing on East Wallace Kneeland Boulevard next to Oakland Bay Junior High School.

The Shelton City Council will pursue federal money to improve the safety on some of its most dangerous roads, which include the East Wallace Kneeland Boulevard business corridor and the North 13th Street/Shelton Springs Road intersection.

The council Jan. 4 gave preliminary approval to a Road Safety Plan. The council can vote to give the plan final approval at its Tuesday meeting.

The city report states that if the council had declined to adopt the plan, the city would have missed out on the opportunity to apply for a share of $35 million of federal Highway Safety Improvement Program money...

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