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Madras Receives Odot Grant For Safer Streets

The City of Madras has received a grant from ODOT for an infrastructure project to create more safety for students attending Madras Elementary School and Madras High School.The $300,000 grant from ODOT Safe Routes to School Construction Program will be used to increase safe walking and biking routes for students and other members of the community. A two-block section on 7th Street between “B” and “D” Streets - one of the busiest streets in town, will be replaced. That includes the sidewalks, and adding ADA ramps, new curbing, drainage, and paving. The area being upgraded, is adjacent to Sa-ha-lee Park. ODOT received 99 applications for the Safe Routes to School Competitive Construction Grant Program.. and awarded funding to 43 projects for a total of $28.3 million. The projects support under-resourced communities to create safer walking, biking, and rolling routes through the use of flashing beacons, crossings, sidewalks and bike lanes. 


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