South Bend's Safe Routes to School construction project starts Monday

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The City of South Bend announced construction on the federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project will start on Monday, July 8.

The work will start adjacent to Our Lady of Hungary School on the corner of Calvert and Chapin Streets.

The project consists of repairing damaged sidewalk, installing new sidewalk, and constructing ADA compliant curb ramps in the surrounding area of the school.

City officials say construction will occur in locations bounded by Ewing Avenue to the south, Calvert Street to the north, Taylor Street to the east, and Kemble Avenue to the west.

The project is funded by the United States Department of Transportation to improve walking and bicycling infrastructure to encourage these activities around schools.

South Bend was awarded the $650,000 grant through the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) in 2022, or 90 percent of the project funds.

The other 10 percent, or local match, was South Bend’s responsibility to fund.

Officials expect work to be completed by early August, weather permitting.

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