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Additional funding to complete the Ted Williams Parkway Pedestrian Bridge project at Shoal Creek Drive in Carmel Mountain Ranch has been secured.

Approximately $2.3 million in federal and local funds had been raised, but an additional $2.5 million from "stimulus" funding (allocated at the end of June) will ensure that the bridge is completed on a schedule. Information at sandiego.gov states that the project is estimated to cost $4.5 million.

The bridge project is expected to make it safer for pedestrians headed toward Shoal Creek Elementary School, near the southeast corner of the Shoal Creek Drive and Ted Williams Parkway intersection.

According to sandiego.gov: “Several accidents have occurred, prompting community concerns and vehicle congestion in the area due to parents driving their children to school rather than allowing them to cross at this intersection.”

The complete list of city-council approved transportation projects is available online: sandiego.gov/stimulus/pdf/090713transportation.pdf

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rickeysays Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m.

These pedestrian bridges are an amazing waste of money. %4.5 MILLION dollars! Hire a crossing guard to work before and after school, pay him $10 an hour, and it would take about 450 years to cost this much money. But it's easy to spend when nobody's accountable. It's not real money.

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