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17 area schools will get new crossing signs, flashing lights
By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas -- More area schools will get new crossing signs and flashing lights as part of a federal program.
As part of the Safe Routes to School program, crew will begin installing new signs and flashing lights at crosswalks at 17 area schools this week.
Zach White Elementary
Le Baron Elementary
Mission Valley Elementary
North Star Elementary
Loma Terrace Elementary
Mesa Vista Elementary
Work will begin at Guerrero and proceed to other listed schools in the next several months. Work on installing the new equipment is expected to be completed by fall of 2014.
The 17 school are an addition to similar upgrades made in 2013 to 11 elementary schools.
The projects are funded by the Texas Department of Transportation through the federal Safe Routes to School program. More information on the program can be found at http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/.