Mar 25, 2010 10:50 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado Springs gets federal grants

The City of Colorado Springs has been awarded three federal grants totaling almost $600,000. The money will be used for projects that will help local school children walk and bicycle safely to school.

Three projects will be completed with the funds:

1. S. Circle Drive Sidewalk Improvements Phase 2 ($249,953) - to construct new sidewalks along S. Circle Drive between Verde Drive and Monterey Road to help students walk and bicycle to the Mountain Vista K - 8 school (District 2).

2. Lincoln Elementary School Pedestrian Access Improvements Phase 1 ($249,980) - to construct missing curb/gutter, sidewalks, and accessible ramps on several streets around Lincoln Elementary School (District 11) and the adjacent Roswell neighborhood.

3. Signs 4 Life Mobile Classroom / Student Traffic Safety Education ($89,967) - the City of Colorado Springs School Traffic Safety Program is partnering with Drive Smart Colorado to roll out the City's successful Signs 4 Life traffic safety education program using a retrofitted Mountain Metro transit bus. The expanded program will be piloted in District 2 schools.




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