Principal: Children Safer with Long Awaited Traffic Light

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

After almost two years, a Grand Junction elementary school has a stoplight.

11 News first told you about concern from parents and teachers at Rocky Mountain Elementary School in December of 2007.

The school is one of few that doesn't have buses and folks told 11 News the intersection on D 1/2 Road in front of the school was dangerous.

After several project delays, complaints to the county and several stories by our newsteam, the school says its happy to see the light up and running.

"I didn't think it would happen before I ever retired but the county came through with help from the city and other departments and now we've got a stoplight and a much safer situation for the children. We're real pleased," Rocky Mountain Elementary School Principal David Fricke told 11 News on Tuesday.

The traffic light was just completed last month. Rocky Mountain Elementary says it's made a big difference in slowing cars down at the intersection.


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