A summer-long project in the village of Centreville finished last week.
Thanks to a state grant of more than $400,000 awarded last fall, the installation of sidewalks along the village’s busiest streets leading to Centreville Elementary and Centreville Jr./Sr. High schools has been completed.
The $416,000 Michigan Department of Transportation grant was one of six issued to Michigan communities as part of its Safe Routes to School initiative.
Chris Sheteron, a former village council member and key figure in the 2009 establishment of the village’s Safe Routes to School Committee, said the sidewalks give school kids on the west side of the village a safer way to get to school.
The majority of the sidewalks run parallel to West Railroad and Charlotte streets.