11th and Holden street improvement ribbon cutting will feature Mayor Mcginn Oct. 3

A ribbon cutting for the crosswalk and curb bulb that have been put in place at 11th and Holden Street s.w. will feature Mayor Mike McGinn on Wednesday Oct 3, at 8:10am. Following the ceremony the walk will continue to Highland Park Elementary school playground.

The Safe Routes to School improvements to the Highland Park Elementary walk zone are as follows:


Marked crosswalk, 4 new curb ramps, curb bump outs on one side (engineers would not allow a bump out on other side because a large truck turning onto 11th from Holden would need to cross the center line).

10th between Trenton and Cloverdale:
Traffic cushions in 4 locations east of the school and Highland Park Playfield.

9th and Henderson:
4 way stop created. (Has slowed traffic tremendously on 9th near the school).

Trenton and 10th, and Trenton and 11th:
New crosswalks which meet federal ADA regulations installed.

The organizers of the event offered their thanks to Highland Park resident Rachael Wright for all her hard work on the Safe Routes to Schools project.

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