The city council will be voting tonight on plans build a pedestrian bridge over a creek near .
The City Council is scheduled to vote at the Civic Center during a meeting tonight at 7 p.m.
If approved, the city's Department of Public Works will solicit construction bids for a pedestrian and bicycle bridge, according to a city staff report prepared city engineers.
Due to the heavy traffic in and around Chaparral High School, the new bridge will cross over Gertrudis Creek and will be a near-direct link to the Harveston Community and the high school.
The public works department recommends that the City Council approve the plans which are part of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program.
The program is intended to increase the amount of kids walking and bicycling to school while making it safe for them, the report stated.
The city of Temecula recently received federal authorization to proceed with construction, and the project is ready to advertise for bids to get the job done, the report states.
The engineers construction cost estimate for the project is $1,150,000.