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New Draft El Paso County Road Safety Plan Available for Public Comment | Traffic

El Paso County residents can now review and comment on a new draft traffic safety plan designed to make local roads safer and reduce deaths and serious injuries, officials said Tuesday.

Until August 12, residents can read and comment on the draft plan developed by the Department of Public Works, a county road safety plan consultant, residents and other partners. As part of this effort, the county “conducted a detailed analysis of current safety and accident trends in the region and identified priority road types for safety improvement, education and priorities of application,” said a press release.

The draft plan is available online at Click the “Download Plan Materials” link in the upper right corner, then click the “El Paso Road Safety Plan” link in the Project Materials section.

Residents can email their comments on the plan to

Once finalized, the plan will guide the county and its partner agencies in implementing recommendations based on traffic safety data, officials said.

After public comment closes, the draft plan will be updated and presented to both the Highways Advisory Board and the Board of County Commissioners before it is voted on, the statement said.

Officials expect the road safety plan to be finalized by November.

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