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Nine Fort Worth schools receive safer routes for students

Posted Aug. 17, 2018

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Upgraded crosswalks and signage have been added at several Fort Worth school campuses.

The City of Fort Worth continues to improve safe routes to schools for students. A variety of projects have been completed, ranging from sidewalks and crosswalks to signage improvements that provide better access to nine schools in the Fort Worth area.

Improvements were completed at these schools:
V.R. Eaton High School. Beacons, crosswalks and signage.
Dolores Huerta Elementary School. New school zone on Kearney Avenue, beacons, crosswalk and signage.
Fort Worth CAN Academy, West Creek campus. New school zone, beacons, crosswalks and signage.
North Riverside Elementary School. Beacons, crosswalk and signage.
Atwood McDonald Elementary School. Beacon upgrade on Brentwood Stair Road, sidewalks built on Barron Lane, crosswalks and upgraded signage.
Sycamore Elementary School. Upgraded signs, all-way stops and signage, including restricted parking signs.
Lake Pointe Elementary School. All-way stop signs and upgraded school signage on Centerboard Lane.
Van Zandt Elementary School. Updated with static school zone signs and a new crosswalk.
West Handley Elementary. All-way stop signs and crosswalks.

In addition to the nine schools already completed, crews are working on these schools:
Adams Middle School. New school and school zone signage, crosswalks.
Curtis Elementary School. New school and school zone signage, crosswalks.

Some street changes are being implemented to improve safety:
South Hi Mount Elementary School. One-way street for Birchman Avenue.
Waverly Park Elementary School. One-way street on Cimarron Trail.

Additional improvements are tentatively planned for later this summer:
Rufino Mendoza Elementary School. Crosswalks, all-way stop control, one-way street conversion, school signage and beacon upgrades.
Western Hills Primary School. Complete upgrade.
Western Hills Elementary School. Compete upgrade.

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