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Runnells Elementary Sidewalk

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Polk County and Partners Celebrate Opening of New Runnells Sidewalk for Elementary School


DES MOINES, Iowa – October 23, 2018 – Polk County, Runnells and the Southeast Polk School District will host a ribbon cutting on October 24 at 3:00 for a newly constructed sidewalk connecting Runnells to the Elementary School. The sidewalk is a critical infrastructure addition to Runnells that will allow residents, particularly children, to safely walk from the school and library.

Polk County Supervisor Tom Hockensmith said “Residents have been concerned for many years that children did not have a safe route to get to and from school and I am thankful that Polk County was able to partner with the school district to get this project done.”

This critical piece of infrastructure has been included in Runnells’ long-term plans but funding from Polk County in partnership with the school district allowed the project to move forward ahead of schedule. It will serve a near-by residential area, the elementary school, the public library and the main street through Runnells.



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