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Birmingham City Councilors approve pedestrian bridge as part of ongoing safety measures

PRESS RELEASE                                                                              April 24, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Citizens can expect more safety measures in school zones as today Birmingham City Councilors approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor to submit and execute documents necessary to accept a grant application to the Metropolitan Planning Organization in the amount of $800,000.00 to construct a pedestrian bridge across the railroad tracks that cross Center Street. The bridge will be constructed where Center Street and 1ST Street merge, to enhance the safety of students using this route to walk to Washington School in the Titusville Neighborhood.  This grant requires a 20% match.

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson, whose district includes the pedestrian bridge said this project is a perfect option to ensure safety of not just students but all citizens.

“The safety of our children, especially pedestrians are our primary concern,” said Councilor Tyson. “Pedestrian bridges are also important when connecting our communities and providing safe options for outdoor extracurricular fun.”

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Interim Director of Public Information Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.