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Harrisburg officers share updates on the State Road Speedy Response Venture – ABC27

Posted: Sep 10, 2020 / 7:02 am EDTUpdated: September 10, 2020 / 12:42 p.m. EDT

HARRISBURG, PA (WHTM) – Update: Due to Thursday's bad weather forecast, this event has been postponed to Tuesday, September 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 30:30 p.m.

Original story: Harrisburg City officials scheduled to brief on the State Street Rapid Response Project Thursday.

The project is part of Vision Zero: the effort to eliminate road fatalities and serious injuries in the capital.

City guides say four pedestrians have been killed and several others injured trying to cross State Street in the past two years.

The city engineer and project managers will be posting updates at the intersection of State Street and 17th Street starting at 4:00 p.m. to 18 clock

Harrisburg and PennDOT gathered community feedback and considered a number of road design changes that would make life safer and easier for people on foot and behind the wheel.

Options to be considered include managing vehicle speed, improving signage, improving signaling operations, and making physical changes to the road.

So far, the city has made some quick improvements to the street school zones, including the addition of street lights, the word "school" in the painting, and school zone blinkers.

It has increased the size of the traffic signals and added reflective tape and pedestrian buttons on 13th Street, 15th Street, and Civil War Drive.

In addition, trees along the entire state road were cut for better visibility.

The Vision Zero website has interactive maps that allow you to see the exact parts of the city with the most crashes.

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