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Trail committee, H-M-S board discuss highway crosswalk

The potential location of a specially marked crosswalk with flashing lights leading to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn schools in Hartley was discussed at the April board meeting.

The Hartley Recreational Trail Committee was awarded a $20,000 grant in 2022 for installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at a Highway 18 pedestrian crossing. When committee members met with the H-M-S board last November, they favored locating the RRFB at the existing crosswalk south of the high school.

That site is no longer favored by the committee. Nicole Shaffer explained that grant rules for installing...