South Bend receives federal grant to improve sidewalks near schools

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The City of South Bend announced on Monday that the city has received federal funding to improve sidewalks near LaSalle Intermediate Academy and Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

Work will begin the week of April 1 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.

Rieth-Riley Construction Company will reconstruct around 2.5 miles of the sidewalk and 130 American with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps near the two schools.

Eighty percent of the $1.58 million project will be covered by the federal grant. Local funds will cover the remaining 20 percent.

The City has applied and received this grant four times through the national program, Safe Routes to School.

Previous reconstruction projects were completed near Coquillard Primary Center, Harrison Primary Center, Lincoln Elementary School, Monroe Elementary School, Perley Fine Arts Academy, and Studebaker Schools using this grant.

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