Madera County received $211,600 from Caltrans this week to fund projects in Chowchilla that will increase safety for children who walk and bike to school.
The Safe Routes To School Program will fund the construction of sidewalks, curbs, and gutters and the installation of crosswalks and stop signs near Merle L. Fuller and Stephens Elementary Schools in Chowchilla.
Caltrans awarded $48.5 million to fund 139 projects this year based on need, effectiveness and how quickly they could be completed, according to a news release.
“Safety is Caltrans’ number one priority,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “We are committed to providing the highest safety possible for our children as they travel to and from school in California.” ...