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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A federal grant has been awarded to the Munising School District to encourage more students to walk and bicycle safely to school.
The “Safe Routes to School” funding enables schools to make infrastructure improvements and offer educational activities. District officials say the William G. Mather Elementary School in Munising will install sidewalks and crosswalks on M-28 and Cherry and Jewell streets, along with upgraded signs and pavement markings at the intersections of Elm Avenue and Jewell Street, and Elm Avenue and Chocolay Street.
The school also will implement a walking school bus program, weekly walk or bike to school days, a park-and-walk program, a student safety patrol, and a program for adult volunteers.
The project budget is $119,757.
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