A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to dedicate the new sidewalk installed on the north side of Paula Drive from Garden Hills Drive to Honeysuckle Lane. CDBG-R grant funds of approximately $200,000 were used to complete the improvements. The installation of the sidewalk was a neighborhood request as well as a goal of the Regional Planning Commission (RPC), City of Champaign, and Unit 4 Schools to complete a “safe route to school” for the Garden Hills School. In total, 1300 lineal feet of sidewalk and 12 access sidewalk ramps were installed. Due to the extreme heat this summer, the sod between Melanie Drive and Honeysuckle Lane will be replaced this fall.