Action by the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors Monday is expected to make pedestrian traffic between residences and the Lewisburg school campuses safer.
The board approved a construction project for sidewalks to connect the residential subdivisions to the Lewisburg schools. Construction is to start on Wednesday and should be completed by the end of May.
The current sidewalk on Craft Road is to be extended by nearly a half-mile of new sidewalk to the schools and sidewalks will also be added on the school campuses. Pedestrian signals and crosswalks are also included.
“To ensure the safety of students and school staff, construction will be halted during school drop-off and pick-up hours,” said Board of Supervisors President Michael Lee, President.
The $406,000 grant project is funded by the “Safe Routes to School” program.