Fruita Looking to Prevent Further Accidents
J 2/10 and J 3/10 Roads May Be in Need of Some Safety Improvements
As we told you yesterday, two Fruita kids were hit by cars this week on their way to school. Now the city of Fruita says it's a priority to make sure these incidents don't happen again.
The accidents happened near Fruita Monument High School. Two kids were hit by cars in the early morning hours, when it was dark. Many say there needs to be more street lights and other precautions along the road.
The city has already added a shoulder to the roads in the area. But that was two years ago and they haven't done anything since.
The roads are outside city limits but since Fruita residents use them, the city of Fruita will have to work with Mesa County. The big question, is there money to move quickly on this project?
"I don't know honestly. That's what we'll evaluate, what the costs are. That's what we'll be doing in the very near future, is figuring out what the best solution is and how best to address it," says Fruita City Manager, Clint Kinney.
Kinney isn't sure what exactly the near future is. He says pedestrian safety is a priority for the city especially when it comes to kids walking to school.
There's also no word if Mesa County or Fruita residents will front the costs. We'll continue to follow the story and let you know when you're kids can expect safer streets.
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