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Bond Commission Approves Funding to Deter Wrong-Way Drivers

A wrong-way sign on an I-84 exit ramp in Vernon. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

Connecticut has experienced 11 crashes this year caused by drivers traveling the wrong way down a one-way road or highway, resulting in 20 fatalities.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Seeking to stem an “epidemic” of often fatal motor vehicle crashes caused by wrong-way drivers, the Connecticut State Bond Commission approved $20 million Friday to install new flashing beacon warning systems at 16 locations across the state.

Funding for the system was included in the more than $850 million for transportation projects, open space conservation, economic development, and other programs approved by the commission during its third meeting of the year on Friday.

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