Sunday, August 09, 2009

A cry for a safer highway

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A cry for a safer highway


Published: 08/08/09 13:01:10

The stretch of Seward Highway from Potter Marsh to just south of Girdwood has killed 98 people since 1977.

Passing lanes have been added, troopers' presence has increased and the stretch was named a safety corridor in 2006. But still the death toll rises, including a rash of deaths this summer.

That fact was a central topic at the Girdwood Community Center on Friday night, where fire chief William Chadwick called a meeting to discuss the mounting body count on the scenic byway this summer and how to stop it. There was no shortage of ideas.

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