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Thornton honors fallen heroes
Thornton City Council approved resolutions recognizing two fallen heroes. Immediately after the approval, street signs in Thornton on High street from Lafayette Street to 136th Avenue were changed, and the street renamed to honor PFC. Jacob Wykstra, 21. The Thornton Community Center Skatepark is now the Thomas J. Slocum Memorial Skatepark.
Outside the Box
The Outside the Box Traffic Box Mural Project is underway. In an effort to reduce graffiti and ‘tagging,’ six traffic signal boxes, which are frequently defaced, will be painted. The work is being done by local artists who were chosen after a local call-for-entries. The first traffic signal box was painted last summer at the corner of Washington Street and Eppinger Boulevard.
i-25 Road Safety Audit
CDOT has initiated a Road Safety Audit for I-25 between US 36 and 120th Avenue. The audit kick-off meeting is Tuesday, July 11. Thornton initiated discussions with the CDOT last year regarding crashes on I-25 within the Thornton city limits south of 104th Avenue. Thornton provided data showing a 141 percent increase in crashes when comparing the crashes before construction of and after the opening of the managed lanes.