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Improving Traffic Safety in Shawnee

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A new traffic circle in Shawnee is designed to calm congestion at the busy intersection of West Burns Street and North Chapman Avenue.

“Traffic circles can improve traffic flow and promote public safety,” said Sean Voskuhl, AARP state director. “We all deserve to be able to safely cross the street.”

Completed in November, the traffic circle was funded in part by an AARP Community Challenge grant. It was one of 1,200 community improvement project proposals submitted to AARP nationwide and one of 89 that were awarded grants.

The AARP Driver Safety program, which includes information about right of way in traffic circles, could help local motorists get accustomed to navigating the circle in Shawnee.

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