The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Lac qui Parle Valley school districts were recently awarded the Safe Routes to School Engineering Grant. Stakeholders in these communities worked hard to identify improvements that could benefit their communities, and the UMVRDC provided consulting and grant writing assistance to each community. If you want to talk with UMVRDC staff about how this grant may be able to help your community next year, please contact Chad@umvrdc.org, attend our Annual Transportation Open House at the Appleton City Offices from 3:30pm – 6:00pm on March 24 or visit our website for more transportation related information.
Engineering Studies Overview
SRTS engineering studies are intended to bridge the gap between potential safety strategies documented in a SRTS plan and implementation. SRTS engineering studies will use a data-driven approach to verify existing strategies suggested in a SRTS plan and identify new engineering strategies to improve routes for students to walk and bicycle to and from schools. The resulting SRTS engineering study will include project summary sheets for select projects that could include concept level drawings as well as a list of potential infrastructure projects prioritized by effectiveness in addressing safety risks, potential usage, and cost.