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Port of South Whidbey secures speed limit signs

Highway 525 in Clinton will soon be outfitted with two new electronic speed limit signs.

This past August, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce and the Port of South Whidbey teamed up and applied for federal grant funding distributed through the area’s Regional Transportation and Planning Organization.

The idea was to secure enough money to purchase at least two of the electronic signs and post them in strategic locations in Clinton so they might slow motorists who speed through town to and from the ferry dock.

The hope is that the signs will solve a safety issue and also boost commerce in town. If drivers are going a little slower, they might just take notice of Clinton’s many businesses.

The grant requires a small match of about $2,000, which will be split between the port and chamber. Due to the federal allocation and planning process, it could be six months before the signs are installed.

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