Santee will benefit from a grant awarded by Caltrans on Wednesday which will give $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 "Safe Routes to School" (SRTS) projects to in grades K-8 who .
One of those SRTS is focused on - a $407,000 project at Mast Boulevard and Jeremy Street that will consist of constructing a raised median, pedestrian island refuge, and curb ramps and installing more signage.
“By improving safety, more children are encouraged to walk and bicycle to school, ultimately resulting in and less traffic congestion,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
El Cajon will use $362,900 to upgrade crosswalks, sidewalks and install speed feedback signs.
Twelve grants totaling almost $5 million will be shared between 11 jurisdictions in San Diego County.
The funding for these projects was provided by the federal SRTS program. Since its inception in 2005, Caltrans has awarded $156 million for 356 SRTS projects.
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