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Street safety improvements benefit students

Published 07/31 2014 06:16PM

Updated 07/31 2014 06:18PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Walking to and from Stratton Elementary School should be a little safer this year. A sidewalk project began Thursday. The crossing at Neil and Eureka is being changed to include a raised median. Students or staff members can stand there if they're caught by traffic while crossing the street. A federal grant is paying for the work; about $185,000.

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