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Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Coffeyville Awarded Safe Routes to Schools Grant Funding

The City of Coffeyville, in partnership with USD 445, has been awarded the maximum Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Phase 2 grant in the amount of $400,000. The Kansas Department of Transportation, with funding from the Federal Highway Administration, has developed the SRTS program to provide reimbursements to cities and school districts for projects that make walking and bicycling to school safe, enjoyable, and routine.

“This grant will allow us to improve walking and biking opportunities to and from Community Elementary School,” stated Public Works Director Chuck Shively. “We worked closely with U.S.D. 445 on this grant, and they were able to provide data and conduct activities such as the Bike Rodeo which definitely helped in our grant application being awarded.”

Superintendent Craig Correll said this project will help ensure the safety of students for years to come. “Coffeyville Public Schools is always happy to partner with the City of Coffeyville,” said Correll. “The Safe Routes to School grant is another example of what we can accomplish by working together.”

The Kansas Department of Transportation selected the Coffeyville project for funding, and it will be included as part of the state’s Transportation Alternatives program. In addition to the $400,000 grant funding, the City has committed $162,300 making the total project cost $562,300.

“We are pleased to receive this grant which will make it safer for our youngest residents to get to and from school. We hope to begin construction by next summer,” said Shively.
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