Gov. Steve Beshear met with community leaders and students at Calloway County Middle School to celebrate the completion of two sidewalk projects meant to improve pedestrian and bicycle access for local students.
The city of Murray a received a combined $339,000 in grant funding from the Safe Routes to School project and Energy Efficiency Block for the projects. The grants funded construction of sidewalk along a section of North 16th Street, North 18th Street and College Farm Road.
Beshear says the projects encourage students to walk or ride bicycles to school increasing their exercise and reducing vehicle emissions.
“We tend to think about roads and bridges and things that cost millions of dollars; and those things are great. But, its also the small investments we make in our communities that make a huge difference in the quality of life for our people.”
Beshear says over 120 students living within a two-mile radius of the Murray State University and Calloway County Middle Schools can benefit from the addition.The Safe Routes to School project is administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet