The ribbon cutting coincides with the 20th celebration of Walk to School Day in the USA on October 5, where students, families, schools and community partners around the country will bring light to safety concerns and celebrate the benefits of walking.
The City was successful in the 2016 grant cycle as well, receiving a $437,500 Safe Routes to School grant and a $690,240 Transportation Alternatives Program grant to complete the Needham Connect II project, which will continue sidewalk improvements along Columbine Drive from Cottonwood Drive to Clovis Drive. Design for the Needham Connect II project will be completed in 2017 and construction in 2018.
The projects bring sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City’s Land Use Development Code, and provide much needed safety and accessibility improvements for students, parents, families, teachers and the neighborhood.
For more information, please call 970-375-4949 or visit getarounddurango.com.