Walkable Communities http://wemu.org en MDOT Grants to Help Make Dexter More Walkable http://wemu.org/post/mdot-grants-help-make-dexter-more-walkable <p>Grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation will help improve the "walkability" of the Dexter area.&nbsp;</p><p>A partnership including the village, Dexter Community Schools and the Chelsea-area Wellness Foundation is receiving about $225,000 to help close gaps in the community's sidewalks.&nbsp;</p><p>Village Manager Donna Dettling says there are good routes from most sub-divisions to Dexter Schools, but a few problem areas were identified in developing the safe routes to school planning document.&nbsp; Dettling says they hope to finalize designs and identify a contractor this winter, so construction on sidewalks and other projects can begin in the spring.&nbsp; She says the community is thrilled with the M-DOT funding and the planning work done through a great collaboration gave Dexter an enormous benefit.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:46:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37645 at http://wemu.org MDOT Grants to Help Make Dexter More Walkable