Amidst Pedestrian Incidents, Front Royal May Get New Crosswalk
6 July 2018 News
As pedestrian related incidents persist, Front Royal’s Town Council is considering installing a crosswalk on Shenandoah Avenue.
According to Town Manager Joe Waltz, an average of eight pedestrians have been struck annually over the last five years. The $65,000 project, which would include traffic lights, raised median, and cross-requesting button, would be a means of bringing that number down in one of the town’s most dangerous crossing areas; according to reports, Shenandoah Avenue has seen five pedestrians struck in the last three years alone.
Councilman William Sealock, an advocate of the town’s S.T.O.P.S. (Smart Towns Observe Pedestrian Safety) program, expressed support for the idea. While the project is in early planning stages, council support could lead to it being built by winter or spring. Sealock was quoted as saying that his next priority would be South Street and John Marshall Highway, which have also served as dangerous crossing areas in the past.
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