OLYMPIA: Council OKs work to improve college safety

ahobbs@theolympian.comJanuary 30, 2014 

The Olympia City Council unanimously approved a deal Tuesday with South Puget Sound Community College to improve safety for pedestrians.

The project includes the installation of rapid flashing beacons for a crosswalk near the college’s entrance at 2011 Mottman Road SW. According to the agreement, the city will purchase and install the materials, then bill the college.

The cost for materials has been capped at $9,462.

Pedestrian safety has been an ongoing concern along Mottman Road. Mayor Stephen Buxbaum said the issue was called to his attention last August after a student was nearly struck by a vehicle. No timeline has been confirmed for the project.


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