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SUNY experiments with traffic calming devices

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Plattsburgh State University officials say new raised crosswalks on campus will make a heavily used road safer.

Construction is underway for two of these "traffic tables" going on Rugar Street. They will be raised six inches from the ground to the same height as the sidewalks.  SUNY Plattsburgh Facilities Director Kevin Roberts says they will be colored red to stick out.  He says past incidents where students were hit by cars are why these crosswalks are needed.

"It's really a traffic calming device so when you come up to it you slow down, you go over it. It's created so you don't take off a muffler or damage your car like a speed bump tends to do," Roberts said.

The university is paying $113,000 for the project. It's expected to be finished by next Thursday the 14th.

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