City receives another Safe Routes to School grant
The area around Centennial High School will receive improvements thanks to a $169,100 Safe Routes to School grant to Corning.
Included in the project is a sidewalk from Marguerite Avenue east to the end of Fig Lane.
"This project will help the entire area around the school and Clark Park," said Mayor Gary Strack.
Also in the area of Centennial High School are the Early Head Start Pre-school and Adult Education buildings. Across the street from the school on Fig Lane sits Clark Park and the Corning Junior Rodeo grounds.
The Corning City Council has designated $18,800 as the required 10 percent matching funds for the project. The grant comes from the state's Department of Transportation.
"We applied for this grant in March but were told we ranked just below the funding line," said City Manager John Brewer. "We were told if additional funds became available, we could possibly get funded. Those funds became available so we received our grant."
This is the third Safe Routes to Schools grant Corning has received. The previous ones improved the safety in the vicinity of Corning High School and the access routes to Olive View Elementary and Maywood Middle schools.