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Mason County PAGE A-15 r 10, 2014 - Week 28 - The Voice of Mason County since 1886 --- $1 Fireworks injure 14-year-old boy By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com Dozens of reports of fre- works, brushfires and inju- ries, including a firework ac- cident that seriously injured a 14-year-old boy, kept law enforcement and emergency see POLICE, page A-28 , ? I*~- t3 t" INSIDE TODAY Opinion Page A-4 Journal of Record Page A-16 Living Page A-19 Business News Page A-21 Obituaries Page A-22 Belfair Herald Page A-25 Sports Page B-1 Classifieds Page B-6 Legals Page B-8 Crossword Page B- 10 Sudoku Page B-10 llllljIj!l!lJIlljIj,[l[lllll A BARRAGE OF BUBBLES Journal photo by Emily Hanson Oakley Johnson, 2, shoots bubbles at his family Saturday at the street fair during the 29th annual Celebrate Hoodsport. For more photos, see page A-9. Public hearing for Franklin Street proposal scheduled for July 21 gordon@masoncounty, corn The city of Shelton is considering changing two blocks of Franklin Street to a one-way street to improve traffic flow at Safeway and the soon-to-be-opened Ma- son Transit Authority Transit-Communi- ty Center. The Shelton City Commission is sched- uled to discuss the proposal at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. July 21 at the Shelton Civic Center. The proposal would designate two lanes of traffic to flow east on Franklin Street from Fifth to Seventh streets, said Mike Michael, the city's engineer. The change would improve traffic flow and the increased pedestrian traffic that will come with the opening of the center early next year, he said. "The problem now is Safeway has de- livery trucks, so we have large vehicles going in different directions," Michael said. Aside from a couple one-way alleys, this would be the first one-way street in downtown Shelton, Michael said. Under the preliminary proposal, drivers would be alerted by six signs that would be added to the intersection of Fifth and Franklin, including signs Journal photo by Gordon Weeks The Sheiton City Commission is scheduled to discuss at its regular meeting a proposal to make two blocks of Franklin Street a one-way street to improve traffic flow at Safeway and the soon-to-be-opened Mason Transit Authority Transit-Community Center. that say stop, do not enter, no left turn, transit center project together four or five no right turn and one way. Signs that years ago, Michael said. say one way also would be installed at The city is talking to the owners of Fourth and Franklin, and Seventh and businesses in the area, including Safe- Franklin. way, Shelton Cinemas, Neil's Pharmacy Mason Transit Authority officials and Bank of America, Michael said. started talking to the city about the one- way street proposal while putting the see STREET, page A-12