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Leesville Safe Routes to School Project

Last updated Jul. 17, 2018 - 4:46 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • $688,100
  • Northwest
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Office of Transportation Planning
  • Alta Planning + Design (Project Design Consultant)

Current Activity

The Leesville Safe Routes to School Project is now an Engineering Services, Roadway Design & Construction project. The design consultant, Alta Planning and Design, is working on the design plans.

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
Jan. 2016Start Design
June 23, 2016Design Public Meeting
Spring 2017Complete Designs
Summer 2017 - Spring 2018Obtain Right-of-Way/Easements
Schedule PendingAdvertise for Construction Contract
Schedule PendingAward Construction Contract
Schedule PendingProject 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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