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Beach Towns Concerned About Pedestrian Safety on Route 1

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Some coastal Sussex County towns are concerned about pedestrian safety on Route 1.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports while 2015 didn't see any pedestrian fatalities, some residents and officials in the towns along the Route 1 corridor are still worried that not enough is being done to prevent them.

Both Dewey Beach and South Bethany town officials are discussing ongoing issues with traffic on Route 1, which becomes one of the most heavily trafficked roads in the county in the summer.

A legislative taskforce convened specifically to address safety issues on Route 1 led DelDOT to add additional traffic lights in place of planned crosswalks. In addition, the "Your Speed Is..." signs are meant to slow down drivers who don't comply with the lower speed limits.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.