The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is accepting applications for school zone traffic-calming signs through Jan. 18.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking applications for combination speed feedback and speed limit sign assemblies for school zones.

Up to 50 municipalities will be chosen to receive two assemblies to support one school zone area. Communities are encouraged to apply for the location that is the highest priority. Awardees will be selected based on need, context, environment, risks and crash history.

Applications will be accepted online through Jan. 18. Questions can be directed to

MassDOT says the speed-calming assemblies are being offered in response to an increase in speed-related traffic deaths and injuries in Massachusetts, as well as a recent revision to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices that now defines school zones to include grades 9 through 12.

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