Buffalo, MO, adds sidewalks to street connecting middle and high schools

The City of Buffalo recently announced plans to improve one the city's main streets, which connects the middle school and the high school.  The improvement is one of the first projects financed by the city's capital improvements tax, recentlyo approved by voters.

KSDK reports:

Locust Street is one of Buffalo's main arteries, connecting Buffalo's middle school and high school.  More than 50 families live on Locust Street and all of the homes have rain ditches in front of them instead of sidewalks. The plan is to widen the road, lay down new sidewalks and install gutters throughout the area. . . .

Buffalo's mayor Andrew Mead says the project fits perfectly with his quest to spruce up Buffalo's image.

"It tells people we care about our community that we're moving forward and we care about them," says Mead. "Their kids are going to have safe routes to school and they'll prosper here. Whatever business comes to Buffalo to consider relocation, that's what they'll see and gonna consider."

 

Improving safety for students walking and biking to school is one of the main goals of the Missouri Safe Routes to School Coalition.