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Red Lake Nation awarded $268,000 for traffic safety project

Red Lake Nation was recently awarded $268,000 in fiscal year 2021 safety funds from the Federal Highway Administration’s Tribal Transportation Program for their project, “Lighting for 40 High-Risk Intersections.”

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RED LAKE — Red Lake Nation was recently awarded $268,000 from the Federal Highway Administration’s Tribal Transportation Program for their project, “Lighting for 40 High-Risk Intersections.”

“The project will bring much-needed lights to several dangerous intersections across the Red Lake Nation and will provide improved nighttime safety for drivers,” a release said.

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act, annually sets aside 2% of the Tribal Transportation Program’s funding to address transportation safety issues in Native American communities.

“Projects are chosen based on outcomes that will address the prevention and reduction of death or serious injuries in transportation-related incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes,” the Federal Highway Administration’s website says.

Eligible projects under the FAST Act include the development and update of transportation safety plans, crash data assessment and improvement, systemic roadway departure countermeasures and infrastructure improvements.

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The full list of award recipients can be found at highways.dot.gov.

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