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CHP Project Aims To Reduce Accidents On Hwy 108

Jamestown, Ca — Thanks to a $308,832 grant from the State Office Traffic Safety, the Sonora area CHP Office will be able to make a strong push to curb the accident and death rates on Hwy 108 from the Stanislaus County line to the Pinecrest turnoff.

CHP Commander Mike Ayala says the “Sonora Pass Gateway Traffic Corridor Project” will allow for 200 hours of overtime for Sergeants and 1,870 hours for Officers.

There will also be overtime funding available for CHP pilots, dispatch and clerical workers.

The grant took effect June 1st and will continue until May 31, 2009. Between 2004-07 there were 41 fatalities on the 59 mile stretch of Highway 108 and 1,042 traffic related injuries.

Written by BJ Hansen