Safe Routes to School grant construction taking shape across town

The Safe Routes to School sidewalk construction is under way. The construction began Dec. 12, and the first section through Minnie HaHa Park was poured and finished on Dec. 16. The new sidewalks are being funded by a grant through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The planning and grant writing was completed by Sheila Gilchrist and John Sprunger several years ago. Canton was selected to receive the grant, and the archaeological and historical approval for the route was approved. After some delays the grant was thought to be lost. John Sprunger received a call on June 2, 2015, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation asked if the town would be interested in re-activating the project, and the current town board approved.


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