Douglas County held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their Safe Routes to School Improvements project. The County had major safety concerns for students walking and biking from school due to high traffic volumes, fast speeds, undefined intersection crossings, continuous driveway access, and limited pedestrians/bicycle facilities. DEA designed new continuous sidewalks and buffered bike lanes on both sides of the road, upgraded storm sewer system, and new roadway pavement.
Douglas County Commissioner Kress said, “The construction was worth the wait. The dramatic difference these improvements have made in such a high traffic corridor is just remarkable. Making school zones and access to schools safer for everyone in neighboring communities is a high priority for myself and my fellow Commissioners. In addition to our partners that collaborated on the grant and our project contractors, we would also like to thank our local residents for their cooperation, patience, and understanding during construction.”