The City of Lompoc's sidewalk improvement project is underway with the goal of making walking to school safer for students.
The project began June 22 and is expected to be completed Friday, July 3.
Part of the improvements include adding 280 feet of new sidewalk with curb ramps to the south side of Hickory Avenue between L and K streets near Lompoc Valley Middle School.
The project is 80 percent funded by $67,500 in grant money from the North County Measure "A" Safe Walks to School Program. Bicycle and pedestrian funding from the Transportation Development Act (TDA) is paying for the rest of the project.
The city’s engineer for the project, Joshua Leard, said the sidewalk improvement will help make the City of Lompoc more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.
“We are looking forward to completing this project, which will enable students of Lompoc Valley Middle School to have a safer and more convenient commute walking to and from school.”