Safe Routes to School Highway 215 Sidewalk Improvements

Project Description

In an effort to enable and encourage children to walk or ride bicycles to school, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department offered a grant program called “Safe Routes to School.” The City of Mulberry, Arkansas and the Mulberry School District partnered to pursue funding through this grant program to provide a sidewalk along State Highway 215 to Marvin Elementary School. The City was awarded a construction grant in excess of $80,000 and was able to construct approximately 1,280 feet of sidewalk improvements from the Marvin Elementary School property to West 10th Street. Hawkins-Weir Engineers Inc. (HW) assisted the City and School District in the grant application and worked as a subconsultant to Burns & McDonnell. HW provided design services and the City provided construction observation and construction management services.