GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — A new sidewalk project under the “Safe Routes to School” is nearing completion.
The project will provide a new sidewalk on the south side of D 1/4 Road for students walking to school.
Also included, new curve ramps and a new crosswalk at 32 ½ Road and D and ½ Road.
The state of Colorado and Mesa County teamed up to pay for the project which cost $540,000.
Organizers say the new project ensures every student has a safe route to school.
Josh Springer, Project Manager with Mesa County, says, “not every child has the ability to ride the bus and they have to get to school some way. We all want to see them get to school safely and as I said the program’s name is Safe Routes to School. I think anyone would support an idea like that.”
The whole project started the first week of July and will be completed in the first week of August.