Sidewalk Project Too Expensive For New Dover High School
DOVER, Del.- Construction crews are hard at work building the new Dover High School.
Trucks are bringing in new materials and cranes are moving new walls, but there won't be any new sidewalk on Rte. 8 in front of the school. DelDOT says the project is too expensive.
"The sidewalk that has been called for would, in our estimation, cost about $600,000 and would require drainage improvements, utility relocations and some right of way acquisition," said Geoff Sundstrom with DelDOT. "And frankly it's not budgeted right now."
Shonda Kelly says the sidewalks are costly but the children's safety is worth it.
"It is a very very busy road. There's no place for the children to walk to and from school," she said. "Unless they're providing transportation for everyone, it seems as though they have to do the reasonable thing and provide them safe place to journey to and from school."
Nina Mancari says other funding should sought out for the project.
"There are other places the money could come from and we do need sidewalks," she said.
DelDOT says the capital transportation program can't fund the project.
"While we'd like to be able to furnish sidewalks for the school and probably a lot of other projects around the state we have to be very careful stewards of that money," Sundstrom said.
Re: Sidewalk Project Too Expensive For New Dover High School
That's a crying shame. Seriously.