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Pedestrian Safety Project Approved by Council

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Councilmember Todd Gloria proudly announced yesterday that the San Diego City Council unanimously approved pedestrian safety improvements for a segment of Juniper Street near the South Park and North Park neighborhoods. Sidewalks and guardrails will be added to the often-traveled stretch of Juniper Street between Felton and Westland Streets, making it far safer for the neighbors who regularly walk in the area.

“Community connectivity and safety will be improved with the new sidewalks and guardrails,” said Councilmember Gloria, who represents the area. “A safe connection between the residential neighborhoods on the east and the businesses on the west will finally be realized.”

The project was approved on October 26 as part of the City’s $19,576,549.15 allocation of Proposition 1B funds for Fiscal Years 2009-2010. Other projects include slop stabilization at 46th and Maple Streets, a storm drain replacement on Maryland Street in University Heights, citywide traffic calming measures and $3,250,707.15 for citywide street resurfacing and slurry sealing.

Assuming the funds are received by the City near the start of 2010, construction of Juniper Street improvements will begin by mid-2011. Proposition 1B was approved by the voters in 2006. The City of San Diego received $21,180,426 in August 2008 as the FY 07-08 allocation of 1B funds.