The trek to school for students at Coon Rapids High School should be a safer one by the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
A planned safety improvement project next summer includes relocation of the main crosswalk in front of the school further to the east, to better align the high school’s new main entrance with the stadium across the street. Once implemented, pedestrians will push a button to activate the crossing lights. Also, the crosswalk at Wren Street on the west side of the high school will be made more visible to traffic.
In addition to those changes, there will be dynamic speed display signs in the school zone and sidewalk improvements at the driveway exit of the school onto Northdale Boulevard.
The City is working closely with Anoka County and Anoka-Hennepin Schools on the project. A $458,000 Safe Routes to School grant from the state will cover the cost of the improvements.