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Grant Elementary School cuts ribbon on new crosswalks

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EUREKA- A project three years in the making came to a close Wednesday with a ribbon cutting for Grant Elementary School’s brand new crosswalks.

The ceremony celebrated a project completed this summer as part of the safe routes to school program. County public works installed raised crosswalks with enhanced striping, new sidewalks and no parking zones on F and Oak Streets in Eureka.

The new infrastructure was funded through a $350,000 federal grant after a community walkability assessment pointed out several needed improvements.

Those who made the project possible say they hope more students will now take to the sidewalk when coming to school.