One of the locations for sidewalk construction near the Toledo Elementary School.
The City of Toledo was recently announced as one of the recipients of two TIB (Transportation Improvement Board) grants from the state. The first is a preservation grant in the full amount of $134,900 for a full depth reclamation of Maple Street between South 6th to South 3rd Street. The second grant is a sidewalk grant for Washington Street between South 5th Street to South 6th Street to the Toledo Elementary School.
This will include ADA compliant curb ramps at both intersections, a cross walk pavement marking and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon system to the Toledo Elementary School.
Toledo has seen an increase in young families to this area and they brought their concerns to the city about a proper crossing for their children. They stepped up and wrote letters of support for the project as well as the School Superintendent Chris Rust.
The City of Toledo Council felt it as an important project and decided they would also allocate $6,800 funding along with the TIB grant of $141,700 for a total of $148,500. This is truly a great partnership between the City, Residents and the Toledo School District. Both of these projects will begin in 2019 and expected to be completed by September of 2019.