Mayor Leone of the City of Port Clinton and Superintendent Patrick Adkins of the Port Clinton City Schools are pleased to announce the approval of $406,000 in Safe Routes to Schools funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Safe Routes to Schools program is intended to establish safer pedestrian access, upgrade pedestrian signals and signage in proximity to the schools, and mark the pavement with proper identification symbols. The approved activities will be undertaken in the vicinity of the Bataan Memorial Elementary School and the Port Clinton Middle School. The application was a joint effort between the city, the schools and the consulting engineering firm of DGL.
The award breakdown, subject to a final project scope meeting with ODOT officials, includes $390,000 for construction activities and $16,000 for construction engineering.
Mayor Leone stated he was “very pleased that the application for these funds was approved by ODOT.” Leone added that “ODOT’S award will provide 100 percent of the construction costs for these improvements which will greatly improve the safety of the students going to and from school.”