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Oregon receives grant to make journey to school safer

OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) - The city of Oregon received a $25,000 thousand dollar grant from Safe Kids sponsored by Fed Ex to make the journey to school safer for children.  

Oregon has been involved with the Safe Routes to School program since 2007. The schools have already added on traffic signs, sidewalk and a crosswalk.

City officials have decided to use the money on two flashing speed limit signs outside of Clay High School on Seaman Rd. and Cardinal Stritch and St. Kateri Catholic Academy on Coy Road.

The material costs about $10,000 to $12,000 each. City workers will install the signs themselves so they will not go over the money allotted.

"There's a lot of traffic at these locations, a lot of school congestion right around school start and stop times, concerns about speeds through those zones. All of our middle and grade schools have the 20 mph flashing speed signs up, and these locations we do not have those up," said Rodney Schultz, Deputy City Engineer.

City officials hope to start ordering the material in the new year and get installing in the spring.

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