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Third Street traffic Town Council focus

 

August 19, 2020

TAKE IT AWAY – Monday a second rental pump, no longer needed, was being returned as part of the Caledonia Street pump station replacement project. Todd Park, foreman, center, was doing his supervising duty while Manuel Pena, right, did the heavy lifting. The project is about 30omplete, estimates Brian Lease, public works director. –Photo by Ken Stern

A bump in the road is usually seen as a setback or annoying obstacle.

In La Conner, on heavily traveled North Third Street, a bump in the road could be a welcome addition for residents concerned about traffic safety in their neighborhood.

Installing an elongated speed bump, similar to those used at the Peace Arch U.S.-Canada border crossing in Blaine, is just one option to slow down traffic on the main arterial to the Port of Skagit’s La Conner Marina.

Traffic safety on North Third, which has been a recurring topic, resurfaced during a video-conferenced Town Council meeting Aug. 11.

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