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Crews work to make Spokane crosswalks more safe

SPOKANE, Wash - For the next couple of weeks 3rd Street from Maple to Browne will be slow going traffic wise as crews work to install new pedestrian signals to make crosswalks in the area more safe.

It's an effort to reduce collisions with pedestrians the city of Spokane is using federal grant money to change the way you walk through intersections.

The money for the project comes from a $100,000 dollar grant funded by the federal government. The intersections were picked by the state department of transportation based on collision data. The city says the hope is to give pedestrians more info before they cross the street.

The new signals will cover intersections on 3rd from Maple to Division and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th intersections of Maple and Walnut.

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