The Walk to Walnut project will realign the main driveway to Walnut Middle School to match up with the intersection of 15th Street and Custer Avenue and install a traffic signal. The project is funded with Safe Routes to School funds authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A legacy for Users Act that are administered by the Nebraska Department of Roads. The project will make it safer for children crossing Custer Avenue and encourage more walking and biking to school.
Schemmer Associates of Lincoln, Nebraska, developed the plans and specifications. Shemmer Associates is also responsible for construction oversight.
The Diamond Engineering Company of Grand Island, NE was awarded the $337,104 contract on June 11, 2013.