Isaac Middle School in West Phoenix should have a new walkers bridge in place by 2008, according to an article in The Arizona Republic. With three reports of pedestrian accidents involving schoolchildren between 1996 and 2005, and more than 30,000 vehicles passing in by the school each day, it was time for action to be taken.
Hundreds of students and nearby residents cross the five-lane road each day, and the new bridge is sure to make it a lot safer for everyone.
The project involved assistance from Congressman Ed Pastor, the Federal Highway Administration, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of Phoenix. Such an effort presents a shining example of a successful city, state and federal partnership to make our roadways safer for ourselves and our children.