Fancy crosswalks wearing out in Bellingham

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Four years ago decorative crosswalks were installed at six intersections in Bellingham as part of a "streetscape" project.

The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/csw6Ix ) they cost nearly $20,000 per intersection, compared with about $4,500 for standard crosswalk markings.

The decorative crosswalks were expected to last six-to-eight years, but tires have already worn through.

The warranty has expired. The company responsible for the installation says it will evaluate the situation.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com