Village’s Safe Routes to School project to be done before school starts

The Safe Routes to School construction project in the village is scheduled to wrap up next week - just in time for the 2011-12 school year. The intersections of Prospect and Exchange streets and Williams and Exchange streets are scheduled for repaving on Thursday, according to Village Manager Ryan Cotton. But Exchange Street likely won't be open to traffic until a crosswalk grid pattern is completed early next week. Cotton said, if the weather holds, he expects Exchange Street to be open on Aug. 31.
Marie Havenga
Aug 23, 2011

“After the asphalt is laid and fairly fresh, there’s a grid pattern that’s placed on the asphalt and a tinting process that’s done,” he said. “After that, the project will be completed.”

Cotton said the crosswalk paving needs 24 hours to dry.

A $223,000 Safe Routes to School federal grant paid for traffic calming devices at Prospect and Williams streets; and new sidewalks and flashing signs on Savidge Street, east and west of Maple Terrace.

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