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  • County receives $20,000 highway safety grant

    Aug 24, 2016 | Read More News
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    speed radar signs on Ina Rd.The Transportation Department just received a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to install Radar Speed Display Signs on two Pima County roadways. 

    Soon, motorists will see them on Alvernon Way approximately 1,300 feet south of the Ajo Way intersection and Mission Road approximately 1,000 feet south of the Irvington Road intersection. DOT used traffic data to select these intersections which frequently involve speeding motorists and speed-related crashes.

    These radar speed feedback signs work by displaying the oncoming vehicle's speed as it approaches the sign. The goal is for drivers to reduce their speed once they see how fast they're going. This will eventually lead to fewer speed-related collisions in the area.

    The grant funds come from the Federal Highway Safety Administration Section 402 Program, which supports state and community programs in reducing death and injuries on the highways. The department will use the funding to purchase and install four signs. 

    In August 2015 DOT installed similar signage along Ina Road using the same type of funding.


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