The city is applying for a grant that would allow them to build sidewalks near the Downeast School on Moosehead Trail near Capehart, as well as two other locations.
City councilors applauded the efforts during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
Councilor Pat Blanchette says that she has feared for years what could happen to students, especially during the snow-covered winter months, because there isn’t a sidewalk in some areas, forcing children to walk in the road.
The west side of Union Street between the interstate and Vermont Avenue, along with the Odlin Road near the 395 intersection, will also benefit from the grants.
If approved, construction on the new sidewalks is scheduled to be completed before the 2009 school years starts.