Thursday, May 27, 2010
Bryan awarded grants for school safety projects
The City of Bryan Traffic Operations Department announced Thursday that it was awarded $625,000 to fund safety improvements at four Bryan schools.
The grants represent four Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Project applications submitted to the Texas Department of Transportation’s Traffic Operations Division. Safe Routes to School is a 100 percent Federal Highway Administration funded cost-reimbursement program awarded through a statewide competitive process. The primary objectives of projects include increasing bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety to and from schools as well as enhancing community accessibility.
The grants will go toward:
Johnson Elementary: $140,000 for new sidewalks, new solar-powered LED school flashers, a radar speed/driver feedback sign, traffic calming at Oak Hill and Hillside, new crosswalks and a shared use path (for bicyclists and pedestrians).
Crockett Elementary: $120,000 for new sidewalks, new solar-powered LED school flashers, pedestrian signals at South College Avenue and Sulphur Springs and new crosswalks.
Navarro Elementary: $205,000 for new sidewalks, new solar powered LED school flashers, new crosswalks and signs.
Bonham Elementary: $160,000 for new sidewalks, new solar-powered LED school flashers, new flashing beacon signal at Old Hearne and Wilkes, new crosswalks, and a shared use path on Missouri.
“We look forward to beginning this great work around the City of Bryan in the near future, and would like to thank BISD Superintendent Mike Cargill for his support of this effort, as well as the Bryan Police Department, Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the administrations of each of the four elementary schools,” said Nikki Norton, a civil engineer in Bryan’s Traffic Operations Department.
Additional Contact Information
Amber “Nikki” Norton
Traffic and Transportation Operations
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