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City of Shelton seeks to make its roads safer

Of the 16 fatal and serious vehicle accidents that occurred in Shelton from 2016 to 2020, 10 involved pedestrians and bicyclists.

“This was a startling percentage of the crashes,” consultant Ryan Shea of SCJ Alliance of Lacey on Tuesday told the Shelton City Council.

The council voted unanimously to give final approval to a Road Safety Plan developed by the city and SCJ Alliance. The council gave preliminary approval at its Jan. 4 meeting.

The city will use the plan to apply for a share of $35 million of federal Highway Safety Improvement Program money in 2023 that the state will distri...

 

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