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Cambridge Makes Crosswalks More Visible

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Cambridge's Public Works Department has added vinyl brick crosswalks to the roads downtown to help make it safer for pedestrians. (Photo: WBOC) Cambridge's Public Works Department has added vinyl brick crosswalks to the roads downtown to help make it safer for pedestrians. (Photo: WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The City of Cambridge is looking to improve pedestrian safety by making their crosswalks more visible.

The Department of Public Works crews spent last week putting vinyl brick crosswalks on Maryland Avenue and throughout the Downtown area. The crews tell WBOC the goal is to make pedestrians more aware of where they are supposed to cross. The crosswalks are also to serve as a reminder for drivers to be more aware of pedestrians.

"It makes it more visible and it kind of matches with High Street and the brick that we have through town," said Brent Jett, the Assistant Engineer for the city  "A lot of the buildings and the sidewalks we have through town have a brick liner along there and some brick sidewalks, so it just works throughout town and matches."

The vinyl has a grit to it so that cars will not slip when it is wet outside. Cambridge Public Works tell WBOC since the vinyl adheres to the road, there is no danger of damage from snow plows in the Winter.

Public Works predict the crosswalks will last and look just as good as they do now, many years from now in Cambridge.

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