Lincoln Elementary pedestrian safety improvements recommended for funding

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Lincoln Elementary pedestrian safety improvements recommended for funding

Pedestrian safety improvements may soon be coming to Lincoln Elementary in Richmond.

The school at 29 6th St. has been recommended by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) as one of the county’s slate of projects that should receive federal funding from the Safe Routes 2 School program.

The county has applied to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for $320,000 to enhance safety near Lincoln. On Tuesday, Richmond City Council is expected to adopt a resolution in support of the application. If the project is approved for funding, the city of Richmond must contribute $41,500 toward the total $433,000 project at Lincoln. The remaining funds for the project would come from an anticipated Measure J grant.
 
In recent years, Richmond has used Safe Routes to School funds for pedestrian safety improvements near Coronado, Highland, Nystrom, Washington, Wilson, Ford, Grant, and King elementary schools, according to city documents.

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