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Construction Begins on Sidewalk for Students in San Ysidro

Construction was underway Monday to install a temporary sidewalk on a dangerous stretch of road in the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa area.

An alarmingly dangerous dirt path is used by school children on a busy stretch of Old Otay Mesa Road to get to school at San Ysidro High in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

The city will take a patch of state lands from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to complete an $8.5 million project that will create a safer sidewalk for them.

City staff members have been working to build a sidewalk there since 2002.

The district provides free school bus passes to students who would otherwise have to walk that path.

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