Parents Ponder Playground Problems

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The City of Grand Junction puts up cement barriers after an S.U.V. crashes into the playground behind Dual Immersion Academy.

According to Spokesman Jeff Kirtland, School District and the City of Grand Junction have been in talks for about a year in developing a plan to put a guard rail in place to act as a barrier between Highway 340 and the playground at the elementary school.

Parents have concerns as to why the temporary barriers weren't put into place earlier, Scott Millard says "They should have put a barrier in a long time ago." Another parent threatened to pull her daughter out of Dual Immersion Academy if no action is taken.

The city put temporary barriers into place Wednesday afternoon. They say the permanent guard rail will be put in place this spring when construction of Highway 340 wraps up.

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