Friday, May 31, 2013

Pedestrian Signals & Crosswalks Make Jonesboro More Walkable

Crossing the street at the Woodland Avenue and Main Street intersection in the Jonesboro area of Sanford has gotten much easier.

As the last component of the Autumn Oaks grant project, the City of Sanford has added pedestrian crossing signals and crosswalks at each corner of the intersection – and they look great.

Background: In 2010, the City received a Community Development Block Grant totaling $250,000 to fund water and sewer improvements for Autumn Oaks, a 60-unit affordable multi-family development. However, project expenditures were less than originally planned, so the City amended the project to include construction that would make the area more pedestrian friendly.

If you drive along Woodland Avenue today, you’ll see improved sidewalks -- including a section that connects Autumn Oaks to Main Street -- to compliment the new signals and crosswalks at the Main Street intersection.

With the last two additions now in place, the grant project is considered complete.

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