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Traffic calming devices being installed in Sheboygan

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A view of a speed table/raised crosswalk outside the Y.
A view of a refuge island near Jefferson Elementary.
A view of a traffic circle near Grant Elementary.
A view of a speed table/raised crosswalk outside the Y.

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Work on installing traffic calming devices is being done on select roads and sidewalks around school buildings in Sheboygan.  Emily Vetting, of NoMo Sheboygan County, said it’s all to improve safety for walkers by forcing drivers to slow down as they approach them.

Devices include:

-refuge islands: a place where pedestrians can wait safely after crossing half of a street

-speed tables: a type of speed bump that only raises a foot

-traffic circles: similar to a roundabout but on a smaller scale

-crosswalk lighting: where the crosswalk lanes will light up when activated by a walker

-solar powered stop and radar signs.

Vetting said many of these items have not been used in Sheboygan before, but they have been successfully elsewhere in the state and country.

More descriptions of the traffic calming devices can be found online at nomosheboygancounty.com and click on the “Infrastructure Projects” link.

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