Transportation
7:49 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Safe Routes to Schools Project Underway in Greenville

GREENVILLE - Survey work has begun ahead of improvements to and construction of sidewalks near four of Greenville’s elementary schools.

Two years ago, districts across the state were awarded funding for the Safe Routes to Schools Program through the Texas Department of Transportation to create a safer area for children to walk or bike to school.

The Greenville ISD received 1.6 million, which will go toward construction of 80,000 feet of new 4-foot wide sidewalks, 3,000 feet of improvements to existing sidewalks, 112 ADA accessible ramps and 40 crosswalks near Bowie, Carver, Crockett and Lamar elementary schools. Additionally, crews will provide an extension to a pedestrian bridge along FM 1570, and install new signage. Construction is expected to get underway during the first or second quarter of 2013, with completion by the end of 2013.

More information on the SRTS program in Greenville is available by calling the Public Works Department at 903-457-3135.

The cities of Commerce, Farmersville, Paris and Mt. Vernon ISD also combined to receive more than $1.6 million in sidewalk improvements, with each entity awarded at least $360,000.