Bethlehem Central Superintendent Thomas Douglas and Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson discuss the town’s receipt of a $50,000 from the state DOT to install sidewalks in needed areas to provide safe routes to school for students.
Photo by Marcy Velte.
continued The grant money will pay for a majority of the work, with the town and local sponsors contributing a possible $189,000 in additional funds.
Maureen Cunningham, a member of the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, said in a statement she felt the sidewalks would bring “added value” to the community and improve safety.
“My husband and I moved to this part of Delmar four years ago due in part to how walkable this community is. As an active parent with two small children, I am routinely walking, running and riding on our community’s streets,” she said.
The town expects construction to start in the spring of 2014 after plans and arrangements have been made.