Several years after a state mandate reduced school busing, there are still large stretches of busy roads in western Davis County where children must walk to school without sidewalks.
Now a proposal from the Utah Department of Transportation could improve that situation in at least three cities.UDOT has approached Clearfield, West Point and Syracuse about involvement in Transportation Enhancement funding to install needed sidewalks.
The federal grant money would not be available until later this year or early in 1997, but officials in all three cities approve of UDOT's proposal.
In Clearfield, the grant money would be used for sidewalk, curb and gutter on the west side of U-126 (State Street) from 1000 East to 1450 South. North Davis Junior High School students would benefit the most from this addition.
For West Point City, the federal funds would add sidewalks on the north side of 300 North, from 3000 West to 2500 West and on 2000 West from 300 North to 200 South. This would enhance pedestrian safety to both West Point Elementary and to Syracuse Junior High School.
In Syracuse, sidewalks would be added from the junior high on 2000 West to the West Point border.
Some of these projects would help complete existing city sidewalk plans. A few of the areas were unable to receive federal funds through the regular Safer Sidewalk federal grant program.