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Community group joins with teens to install crosswalk signs

September 20, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut community organization has installed new crosswalk signs in Hartford.

WFSV-TV reports Transport Hartford has installed 30 signs around the city so far. The organization analyzed crash data, with the help of teen interns, to determine where the signs were needed. Officials say the signs are in strategic spots that include school areas and roadways leading to Interstate 84.

Transport Hartford intern Chanel Johnson says her team focused on heavy traffic areas and pedestrian data. The 16-year-old says she enjoyed making local streets safer.

Transport Hartford Assistant Coordinator Gannon Long says the number of people who died in crashes was on par with the number of homicides in the city. Long adds that many residents don’t drive.

Transport Hartford received grant funding for the program.

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Information from: WFSB-TV, http://www.wfsb.com

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