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Caltrans Grant Will Make Walk to Two Santee Schools Safer

The city won two grants from Caltrans' Safe Route to Schools Program totalling $624,200.

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The walk to school will get a bit safer for and students when the improves sidewalks surrounding the schools.

The city won two grants from Caltrans' Safe Route to Schools Program totalling $624,200. From a total of 336 applications, these two projects were among 139 chosen by Caltrans.

A gap in the sidewalk on between Glen Oaks Way and South Slope Drive will be filled in, and the sidewalk in front of Carlton Oaks school on Wethersfield Road will be widened.

Not only does this improve the safety and enjoyment of students walking in the area, but all Santee pedestrians will reap the benefits.

Those walking to school when it comes back into session in September won't see the improvements yet. Santee City Manager Keith Till said that construction on these projects will begin sometime in the fall.

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Scott D. Oram July 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
You know what woudl make the walk to school safer for the students at HILL CREEK School? A stop sign at Jeremy and Ramsgate, and a stop sign or traffic signal at Jeremy and Mast Blvd.
santee citizen July 26, 2012 at 08:39 PM
you are correct scott. however the city of santee will not listen to those of us who live around jeremy and mast. instead the city is going to build islands on mast so that when the speeders from los ranchitos see cars from jeremy there will not be a place for them to serve out of the way.
laura baase July 27, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Wow, 624.200! What a waste of money, not because it is being used to make sidewalks and it safer for our children but I have a hard time understanding how it could cost that much money to do sidewalks. Sounds to me like Cal-trans is just padding it pockets...

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