Jacksonville, FL — Children in Atlantic Beach now have a safer route to school.
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority unveiled a brand-new 8-foot multi-use path and sidewalk along Sherry Rd.
The sidewalk stretches 1.4 miles, from Ahern to 17th Streets.
The Florida Department of Transportation funded the nearly $700,000 project.
It’s part of JTA’s Safe Routes to Schools program to help combat pedestrian and bicycle safety challenges in Jacksonville.
Brentwood Elementary School, Livingston Elementary and Butler Middle School will also get new sidewalks.