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Pasco Public Works employees evaluating need for school speed zone signs across the city, including Delta High School

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One flashing 20 mile and hour sign can cost anywhere from $5,000.00 to $8,000.00. Luckily, safety grants through the state are to thank for some of the burden. The City of Pasco appreciates input from its residents on their planning efforts. You can conta One flashing 20 mile and hour sign can cost anywhere from $5,000.00 to $8,000.00. Luckily, safety grants through the state are to thank for some of the burden. The City of Pasco appreciates input from its residents on their planning efforts. You can conta

PASCO, WA- A concerned Pasco resident with a sharp eye noticed there is not any school speed zone signs around one of the newest schools in the city, Delta High School.  

Not only are they not required around high schools, according to city code, but as a driver you should slow down to 20 miles an hour whenever you see a student. Admad Qayoumi, the City of Pasco Public Works Director, says they place flashing speed zone signs around middle and elementary schools whenever they are built. The city evaluates need for high schools and schools within annexed areas.

Right now, there are 60 speed zone signs scattered across the city and about two dozen more are in the works. "We see if there's safety issues, what is the need, we evaluate and keep track of our accidents annually. We have data and based on those things we make decisions, like for example in the case of Broadmoor, the area is going to grow," said Qayoumi. Future growth may be one of the harder things to predict since much of West Pasco is not built up just yet. 

One flashing 20 mile and hour sign can cost anywhere from $5,000.00 to $8,000.00. Luckily, safety grants through the state are to thank for some of the burden. The City of Pasco appreciates input from its residents on their planning efforts. You can contact them by clicking here.
 

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