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Hoisington gears up for Safe Routes to School

Pictured is a map of the Hoisington sidewalks that are slated for improvement through the Safe Routes to School program. Work should begin in the near future. The sidewalk upgrade will continue until funding runs out.

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HOISINGTON — Hoisington residents will soon have new, improved city sidewalks for walking or strolling through the Safe Routes to School Plan, which the city council approved at its regular meeting on Monday. The SRTS provides $250,000 in grant money to improve sidewalks and  provide ADA sidewalk ramps.
“It took a lot of folks working together,” said City Manager Jonathan Mitchell.  A SRTS committee of school officials, law enforcement, parents, city and residents devised the plan. In addition, the school district and the city combined finances to pay the $25,000 engineering fees.
Mitchell said that it was rewarding to ...

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