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New Ulm gets grant for new pedestrian crosswalk

NEW ULM — As a result of the New Ulm Safe Routes to School plan, a new marked pedestrian crosswalk will be installed at Broadway and 4th South Street in New Ulm. Currently, there are no pedestrian crossing signs or marked crosswalks on Broadway, other than the marked crosswalks at Center Street and 10th South Street, which are located four or more blocks away from the new marked crosswalk.

Thanks to a grant provided by the Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Waseca Counties Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (BNLW SHIP), the design will include eight new pedestrian crossing signs and utilize epoxy paint for enhanced lines.

“Improving this crosswalk will allow children living on the east side of Broadway to safely walk or bike to school,” said Joe Stadheim, from the City of New Ulm.

The crosswalk is expected to be completed by fall of 2021, and educational and promotional materials will be developed to inform the public and school district of the new crossing.

This project aligns with BNLW SHIP’s mission to increase active living opportunities. For more information about partnering with BNLW SHIP, contact Leah Mahoney at (507) 934-7221 or visit https://www.health.state.mn.us/ship.

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