Buffalo's Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project Complete

A portion of the new sidewalk on Brock Street in Buffalo
A portion of the new sidewalk on Brock Street in Buffalo

The Buffalo Brock Street/Safe Routes to School sidewalk project is essentially complete, according to Les Hook, City Works Supervisor for the City of Buffalo.

He reported to the city council last week that the project has some minor work that needs to be completed, but it should be finished soon.

The SRTS Program is a federally-funded program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Transportation in the state.

According to WYDOT's website, the purposes of the program are to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school; to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that reduce traffic and improve safety, fuel consumption and air quality in the vicinity of primary and middle schools.

In a later interview, Hook said there are no issues with the project and WYDOT has approved both the sidewalks and the ramps.

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