Kings County Breaks Ground on 'Safe Routes to School Project'

October 19, 2016

Kings County community leaders and residents celebrated the groundbreaking of the Safe Routes to School Project, which includes the construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, roadway improvements and lighted crosswalks in front of Kettleman City Elementary School. Kettleman City Elementary has gone for years with flooding issues in front of the school. Even when a little rain occurs, it floods so bad the school students have to walk in the middle of the street to avoid the large puddles. In heavy rain, the kids have to walk through the puddles to get to school. Team Vidak District Director Paula Vinzant and District Representative Weston Anderson attended the ceremony to honor the dedication of the community to help keep our kids safe to and from school.

Top: Team Vidak’s Paula Vinzant presented a Senate Certificate to recognize Kings County Public Works for bringing to fruition the important public safety project.  Pictured, from  left to right:  Richard Valle, Kings County Supervisor; Team Vidak Paula Vinzant;  Dominic Tyburski, Chief Engineer with Kings County Public Works;  Craig Pederson Kings County Board of Supervisors.  Back row:  Bob Lewis, Kettleman City Chamber;   Doug Verboon, Kings county Board of Supervisors;   Assemblyman Rudy Salas; and Kings County Sheriff David Robinson.

Bottom: Community leaders and representatives officially break ground on the Safe Routes to School Project.