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Safe routes in Airway Heights delayed until 2013


Grant-funded safe routes around Sunset Elementary in Airway Heights are on hold until next year.

City Planner Derrick Braaten said bids for the project came back $65,000 over the engineer’s estimate, and were put on hold until next year, with the hope of a lower bid. As a result, the projected construction start date is around early April, if everything goes according to plan.

While funds have been approved by the state Legislature since 2010, the city wasn’t released to spend the funds until this year. The project is expected to cost of $324,492. Up to $305,000 will be spent in engin...

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