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Sidewalk project to create safer pedestrian routes near schools

Sidewalk project to create safer pedestrian routes near schools

SEGUIN, Texas – Thanks to TxDOT’s Texas Enhancement Program (TEP) the city will finally get to complete two sidewalk projects.

“We’re trying to build a network of sidewalks around the city. We want to make it safer for pedestrians to get from place-to-place,” said Joe Ramos, City Engineer.

The city’s plans were submitted to TxDOT for TEP funds and approved. Previously, these projects had been denied funding after being submitted to TxDOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS).

Construction on the first phase of the project is underway. The final phase could be completed by March 2016.

Phase One: Cedar Street - sidewalk will start at N. Milam and end at King St.

Phase Two: College Street -sidewalk will start at N. Milam and end at King St.

Phase Three: Jefferson Street - sidewalk will start at Volunteer St. and end at Guadalupe St.

“Elementary schools are located on both Cedar and Jefferson. The new sidewalks will protect all pedestrians, especially children who walk to school. We want to keep them from having to walk in the roadway, and keep them away from street traffic,” said Morgan Ash, Public Information Officer.

The city does not expect any road closures during this construction project. However, some shoulders will be blocked off while crews form and pour concrete on the sidewalks and driveways. Crews will also be removing and reinstalling residents’ driveway approaches. A door hanger will be placed at the affected homes in advance of the drive-way work. They will be asked to stay off their driveways for three days while the concrete dries.

Click here for the press release.

Posted by: Morgan Ash