ADELANTO – Several schools in the Adelanto Elementary School District (AESD) will receive some safety enhancements as a result of the Safe Routes to School Project and the City of Adelanto. With students returning to school on August 6th this year, those in schools receiving the upgrades will have safer access to the school sites with new ramps, sidewalks, curbs and street striping including sidewalks. At least three of the 17 Adelanto School District sites as a result of the City Council approval in April 2018, the project will be funded by a $649,000 federal grant with the City of Adelanto paying $218,821.“We’re continuing to address a variety of community needs, and the safety of children has to be the top priority,” said Mayor Rich Kerr.
These improvements will be taking place in the area of Adelanto Elementary School, Westside Elementary School, and Columbia Middle School. In addition to the listed improvements, Columbia will also be receiving a pedestrian-activated flashing beacon and speed feedback sign. “The Adelanto Elementary School District is thrilled to hear that the Safe Routes to School project has been approved. We appreciate the collaboration between Victorville and Adelanto to make this a reality,” said Dr. Amy Nguyen-Hernandez, Adelanto Elementary School District Superintendent. “The families and students who attend Adelanto Elementary, Westside Park, and Columbia will be grateful to know that they will be benefiting from upgrades in sidewalks and routes to their school. AESD is thankful for our community partnerships,” she added.
Construction is set to begin July 2, 2018, on Jonathan Street near Adelanto Elementary School, with the improvements for all of the school sites being complete by the beginning of August. Motorists are urged to use caution in the work zones, including detours and parking restrictions.
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