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Lawrence Transit event to celebrate Peaslee Tech students’ construction of bus shelters

A ribbon cutting Saturday morning — not to be confused with an event at Lawrence High School — will celebrate the students of Peaslee Tech who hand-built and installed new wooden bus shelters around town.

“This project was made possible by a generous AARP grant in partnership with the United Way,” according to a news release from the City of Lawrence. “These shelters have been installed at locations that previously did not have any bus stop amenities.”

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The public is invited to gather from 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Bus Stop 316, which is near the intersection of Stewart Avenue and 21st Street (see map below). There is parking nearby.

Other new wooden shelters are located at Nieder Road and 31st Street, 31st Street and Harrison Avenue, and Crossgate Drive and Clinton Parkway.

Other community partnerships for bus stop improvements include a painted bench at Fourth and Maine streets, donated by a Girl Scouts troop; a painted bench at 19th and Massachusetts streets, donated by First United Methodist Church; and a railroad-themed bench at Haskell Avenue and 12th Street, donated by Struct/Restruct LLC, according to lawrencetransit.org.

There were also seven bus shelters adorned with artwork of Van Go students earlier this year, according to Lawrence Transit, and the city is installing 12 new benches and shelters at various stops around town.

See more from the city at this link.

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