By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Existing crossing is choice for RRFB location

School board cites convenience, safety as main reasons


May 18, 2023


As oncoming traffic approaches, an H-M-S Elementary student quickly pedals through the Highway 18 crossing south of the school Tuesday afternoon.

Citing safety and convenience-related reasons, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school board members are recommending that a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) be installed at the existing pedestrian crossing on Highway 18.

Monday's discussion was in response to a presentation in April by the Hartley Recreation Trail Committee. The committee has been awarded a grant to fund installation of an RRFB and wanted the board's input as to where it should be located.

According to that discussion, the site of the existing crossing could not accommodate a sidewalk connecting to it. The committee indicate...

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