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Vermont city plans crosswalk near where pedestrian died

December 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington says a crosswalk had been planned to be built earlier this year near the location where a 61-year-old Vermont man was killed while crossing the busy road.

But Burlington Public Works Director Chapin Spencer says planning requirements delayed construction of the crosswalk and four others on busy North Avenue until the spring of 2019.

The Burlington Free Press reports that last year Burlington officials reconfigured North Avenue into three lanes add included the new crosswalks that would feature rapid-flashing beacons. The cost was estimated at $330,000.

Late Thursday afternoon Jonathan Jerome, of Winooski, was killed after being hit by a car near the North Avenue intersection with Poirier Place. Jerome’s dog was injured in the crash.

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