Safe Routes to School Projects
The Town of Barrington has been awarded three federal Safe Routes to School grants to upgrade bicycle and pedestrian facilities at and in the vicinity of the following schools:
- Hampden Meadows School
- Barrington Middle School
- Primrose Hill School
The 100% federally funded program also includes some funding for the schools to encourage kids to walk and bike and to increase police enforcement in the school zones.
- Hampden Meadows School. The infrastructure improvements are complete. The work included a new sidewalk the length of Kent Street; bike lanes on Kent Street; new sidewalks at the school; crosswalks; and bike racks. The school continues to promote walking and biking to school through its SRTS team.
- Primrose Hill School. The infrastructure improvements are in the design phase. The work will include reconstruction of sidewalks on Middle Highway at and in the vicinity of the school; new crosswalks; new bike racks; flashing school zone signs. The school has a SRTS team working on promoting walking and biking to and from school.
- Barrington Middle School. The infrastructure improvements are in the design phase. The work will include installation of a sidewalk on one side of Middle Highway, filling the gap between the East Bay Bike Path and Seven Oaks Drive. Other work is to include reconstruction of a walkway that connects neighborhoods to the west of the school; new crosswalks; flashing school zone signs. The school also has a SRTS team working on promoting walking and biking to and from school.
Hampden Meadows School - Construction