Ashford Park Elementary improvements finished on time and under budget
Partnership with DeKalb Schools improves transportation, safety and access
Brookhaven, GA, August 4, 2017 – Parents and students will begin the school year at Ashford Park Elementary School with more parking, new sidewalk, and improved transportation access all around.
The venture, a 50/50 partnership between the City and the DeKalb County Schools, came in at $136,503, 21% under budget. Additionally, the undertaking was completed ahead of schedule with construction activities concluding at the 23-day mark, 7 days ahead of the projected 30-day schedule.
“Intergovernmental partnerships are an excellent opportunity to leverage resources and maximize results while getting the most bang for the buck for residents. It’s even better when we can collaborate to improve the quality and safety of our schools,” said Mayor John Ernst.
The improvements add 320 feet of sidewalk to the existing network at the school, in addition to 29 new ADA compliant parking spots. Pedestrian and student safety is also improved through the construction of two raised crosswalks complete with reflective striping and signage.
The project also incorporates aesthetic improvements which include the installation of sidewalk landscaping strips and 225 feet of stained wood fencing along the perimeter of the school. The project also sought to connect a local trail to the school through the development of a trail-head for student and pedestrian usage.
Cravenridge Drive crosswalk before construction (courtesy of Google Street)
Cravenridge Drive crosswalk after construction
Cravenridge Drive parking area before construction (courtesy of Google Street)
Cravenridge Drive parking area after construction