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Thu September 20, 2012
Safe Routes to School grant will help Munising students
MUNISING, MI-- The Michigan Department of Transportation is giving an Alger County school a grant to encourage more students to walk and bicycle safely to class.
Mather Elementary in Munising will receive a Safe Routes to School grant to install sidewalks and crosswalks on M-28 and Cherry and Jewell Streets, and upgrade signs and pavement markings at the intersections of Elm Avenue and Jewell, and Elm and Chocolay Street.
Mather officials will implement a walking school bus program, weekly walk or bike to school days, a park-and-walk program, a student safety patrol, and a program for adult volunteers.
The budget for the program is $119,757.