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Monroe Road Safety Project: “Slow Down and Stay Safe”

Posted 10/30/2012 11:53 AM by KWESTBERG
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Spokane County, WA---The Spokane County Engineer’s Office and the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force received funding from Washington Traffic Safety Commission for the Monroe Road Safety Project.

Monroe Road is an eleven mile, two lane rural roadway with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour. The primary goal of this safety project is to reduce the traffic collisions on Monroe Road.

A total of five fatalities and eighteen serious injury collisions occurred on Monroe Road in the past four years and speed was the major contributing factor. This grant funding will allow the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to provide extra emphasis patrols in the designated project area for the next year.

Road safety improvements were just completed in the project area by the Spokane County Engineer’s Office. The federal funded improvements consisted of increased and enhanced signage with higher retro-reflective sheeting at and through curves along with edge line striping. Roadside safety was enhanced by flattening slopes, removing hazards within the clear zone and the installation of guardrails.

Signs are being placed in several locations within the project area with the “Slow Down and Stay Safe” safety message. The extra enforcement patrols will start soon and will continue for the next year.

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