Officials discuss safety around junior high school


November 17, 2021

Scott Swanson

Mountain View Road, just south of Sweet Home Junior High, lacks sidewalks line either side of the road from Ames Creek to the school.

The Nov. 8 Sweet Home School District School Board meeting featured discussion of implementing a plan to make traveling to and from school safer for Sweet Home Junior High School students.

Last November, the city of Sweet Home was awarded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planning assistance from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Through this program, the city, school district and ODOT have collaborated on an SRTS plan to identify street improvements near the junior high.

The SRTS plan will recommend opportunities for education and engagement to promote safe walking and other means...

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