Aug 31, 2009 8:59 PM by John Romero

Sidewalk improvements underway in Southwest Colorado Springs

Construction is underway in Colorado Springs to help keep kids safe as they walk to school.

It's all part of the Safe Routes to School Project. The city of Colorado Springs is putting in sidewalks and making pedestrian ramp improvements along Cresta Road on the city's southwest side. The $372,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation comes after several years of complaints from the city, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 and neighbors that kids had to walk on the street to get to and from school. "There's several neighborhoods where the kids don't even have a single route to school on one side of the side walk or either side." says Colorado Springs Senior Civil Engineer Lesley Mace. She tells us construction along Cresta "road" should take about a month. It Begins Monday August 31 and runs though late October. During the project drivers can expect delays. Alternate routes are advised.



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