The federal government has decided to award Maui County with $600,000 to put toward improving the safety of roads that are frequently used by children. The majority of the money, $450,000, is going to the county Public Works Department and the Keonekai Neighborhood Association for improvements close to the Kamali'i Elementary School.
Last Wednesday, the state Department of Transportation advised that the project will include the replacement and building of new sidewalks, a new mid-block crossing with rectangular flashing beacons and radar signs.
Another project to build new curb ramps, revise sidewalk striping and revise signs near Princess Nahienaena Elementary School received the remaining $155,000.
The money is from the federal Safe Routes to School Program, which focuses on improved pedestrian safety to promote walking and bicycling.