Seattle considers safety changes at site of fatal accident

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by JAKE WHITTENBERG / KING 5 News

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 7:48 AM

Seattle Department of Transportation officials say they are considering safety changes along Northeast 75th street in Seattle's Wedgewood neighborhood. The possible changes come after two people were killed in a suspected DUI accident on March 25th.

"We are listening to the community, hearing their concerns and looking at the traffic data," says Jim Curtin, Senior Transportation Planner for SDOT. "We need to do to ensure everyone is safe whether they are walking, biking or driving."

Curtin says the city is considering implementing its Traffic Safety Corridor Project. Since 2006, city officials have partnered with the state Transportation Safety Commission to identify dangerous stretches of road, and work to make them safer.

Several miles of Aurora Ave., Rainier Ave., and now Lake City Way are being reconfigured with new pedestrian lights, signs and extra police enforcement.

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