Council Supports KPC Path

Posted: October 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

While there’s no bridge between Soldotna and KPC in the works, as confirmed by City Manager Mark Dixson, there is growing support for a safer path to the college.

 

Pete Sprague sits on the College Council and City Council, and last night brought a resolution to the City…

 

Cm. Sprague: “Kenai Peninsula College is growing of course, and on East Poppy we have the college, we have Alaska Christian College, and K-Beach Elementary, and there is no walking path on the side of the road. There’s a ditch on the side of the road, or pedestrians can walk in the road itself, and with the addition of student housing and the growth of all three of those facilities, we have supported a resolution that passed for funding for this walking path, and Council supported it this year, which we have done in the past.”

 

The councils are seeking state funding.

 

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One Comment to “Council Supports KPC Path”

  • Steve Wright says:

    Thur 10/24/13 fyi: The Asphault Path begins on the North Side of Poppy Lane directly across the street from K-Beach Ele. School Parking Lot Entrance.Then West 1/2 mile to the intersection of East Poppy & K-Beach Road 4-Way Stop & a Traffic Light there.
    Yes College Students walking from Kenai Pen. Community College to K-Beach Road use that roadway & Asphault path all day long & into the night. It’s a Well Traveled Walk Way.

    Once again, when Planning the Funding for this project, the ManHours needed to maintain this pathway should be seriously considered also. ie: Poppy Lane Snow Removal is plowed a HUGE Snow Berm right on top of this Asphault Walkway making it useless in the Winter months so everyone walks in the Road Way instead of the pathway. So a Million Dollar Project is NOT used cuz there was No Planning ahead for Snow Removal.Ele School Students & College Students are forced to walk on a well traveled road cuz the pathway is Buried under a Snow Berm.