Miles of Sidewalks to be Built in Greenville

Nov 21, 2012

Details will be released next week on a plan to build more than 15 miles of new sidewalks in Greenville. The City of Greenville is hosting a public involvement meeting to discuss the “Safe Routes to Schools” project.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

During the summer of 2010, the Greenville City Council entered into an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the “Safe Routes to Schools” infrastructure grant.

After, the city of Greenville was notified that 4 projects were selected for the program, with more than 1.8 million dollars in grant funding going to pay for the work at Bowie, Carver, Crocket, and Lamar elementary schools.

The project is expected to provide approximately 80,000 linear feet, or  15.15 miles of new sidewalks, repairs to existing sidewalks, curb cuts for ramps, construction of curbs and gutters, crossings, traffic control devices, and drainage.

It is believed the improvements will result in more children walking and bicycling to schools.