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Fewer wrecks after improvements to St. George road

Fewer wrecks after improvements to St. George road



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- An investment in one of St. George's main thoroughfares is paying off with fewer accidents.

A new study shows traffic accidents are down 45 percent along St. George Boulevard since the completion of a $17 million overhaul.

The road has been flattened and improved with a median, turn lanes, lighting and landscaping.

Since the work was done, the total number of vehicles using the road has gone up while the overall number of accidents has gone down.

Marc Mortensen, assistant to the city manager, estimates the reduction in wrecks also means a savings of about $3.6 million in medical expenses and property damage.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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