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Lilburn gets grant to improve traffic safety

LILBURN -- The city of Lilburn has received a grant to help it improve traffic safety.

The city recently announced the $6,000 grant from the Georgia Municipal Association, which was used to purchase a "reflectometer," which measures the level of reflection on street signs. A sign's reflection wanes over time, officials said, and the sign must be replaced when it no longer meets established safety standards.

"This program allows each city to stretch their budget dollars and provide a safer work environment for their employees," said Steve Durden, GMA's manager of marketing and field services.

The GMA safety and liability management grant program was introduced in 2000 to provide a financial incentive to assist member cities in improving their employee safety and general public liability loss control efforts.

More than $1.5 million in grant funding has been provided since its inception.