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Leesville Safe Routes to School Project

Last updated Jan. 04, 2017 - 2:13 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • $688,100
  • Northwest
  • Transportation Planning and Programs (Lead)
  • Office of Transportation Planning (Lead)
  • Alta Planning + Design (Project Design Consultant)

Current Activity

The design phase of the project is wrapping up, and the project is scheduled to advertise for construction in Fall 2016.

Design Review Meeting – Community members are invited to attend a public design review workshop for this bike/ped/safety project. There will be a short presentation outlining the project schedule and project design elements, followed by group review and discussion.

Summary

The Leesville Road Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) project will install new sidewalks and bicycle facilities along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property. Additional improvements include curb ramp installations, and crosswalks with pedestrian signals at O’Neal Drive/Leesville Road.

The project construction is being funded via the FFY16 CAMPO Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP).

Images

Leesville Safe Routes to School Map

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
Oct. 2012Student injured in Pride Way auto/pedestrian crash
Aug. 2013Leesville Back to School Safety Day
Mar. 2015Awarded FFY16 CAMPO LAPP Funding
Jan. 2016Start Design
June 23, 2016Design Public Meeting
July 2016Complete Designs
Late Summer 2016Advertise for Construction Contract
Fall 2016Award Construction Contract
Winter 2016/2017Project Completion

History

On October 23, 2012, a Leesville Road High School student was struck in the crosswalk and seriously injured walking home from a football game. This incident prompted the area residents and school community into action to create the Leesville Community Safety Taskforce. The group’s goal is to raise awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety concerns in the Leesville Community, to share and plan safety activities, and to develop a plan to improve the existing infrastructure so that residents are able to safely walk and bike in and around their neighborhood.

The group worked with City planners and law enforcement to develop a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plan for their community. After failing to get a State grant to fund infrastructure improvements and safety programming, the City was able to help secure nearly $450,000 from the CAMPO LAPP program in 2015 to fund bike and sidewalk improvements around the schools.

The Leesville Road Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) project will install new sidewalks and bicycle facilities along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property. Additional improvements include curb ramp installations, and crosswalks with pedestrian signals at O’Neal Drive/Leesville Road.

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