Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mayor supports intersection improvement here

E. Madison & 37th Avenue E. may be upgraded

The mayor's office announced earlier this week that the intersection where a McGilvra Elementary School student was injured in a car/cyclist accident last summer is one of three projects budgeted as part of the Safe Routes to School program.  A total of $836,000 has been allocated for improvements affecting access to McGilvra, Beacon Hill, and West Woodland (Ballard) Elementary Schools.

Area residents, including parents of McGilvra students and supporters of Madison Park Greenways, have been urging a fix for the 37th and Madison intersection since the near-tragedy at that location a year ago. If funded, the intersection improvements are expected to include a sidewalk extension, curb bulbs, and a curb ramp. Construction could begin as early as next year.

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