Antietam Sidewalk will Help Children Safely Get to School
LAKE RIDGE, Va. — Work will soon begin on a new sidewalk that will provide students a safer route to school.
At total of $252,400 will be spent on the installation of the new sidewalk along Antietam Road, from Old Bridge Road to Woodfern Court, in Lake Ridge. Part of the Safe Routes to School program, the new sidewalk will be used by students at Antietam Elementary School.
Prince William Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May told us this about the new sidewalk in his district.
“This new stretch of sidewalk will connect the existing sidewalk along Antietam to the pedestrian crossing at Old Bridge Road. Once completed, it will serve as a vital link for elementary students who walk to Antietam Elementary. Moreover, it will also serve Woodbridge High School and Lake Ridge Middle School students who will no longer have to walk along the shoulder to get to and from school. Finally, it will be a nice community amenity for families and individuals who want to traverse the area in a safe manner. In short, this project will be a great addition to our community and represents another step in our continued efforts to improve pedestrian access and safety in the Occoquan District.”
The project will be managed locally by Prince William County. The Safer Routes to School program is a federal program which doles out monies to the Virginia Department of Transportation, which provided it to Prince William County for the project. May will provide matching dollars through Transportation and Roadway Improvement funds.
The total cost of the project will be $504,800.