A crosswalk is planned for Central High Road where a student was struck by a vehicle last month while walking to school.

While Central High has implemented measures to try and prevent such an accident from happening again, the city and county are also working on possible changes.

The crosswalk is planned near the Chick-fil-A restaurant, where the student had been before heading to class.

“Initial plans have been designed by the city,” said Carroll County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marty Smith. “We are now trying to get a more accurate cost associated with the project, then we can divide the work and finances by all interested parties to make it work.

Smith said that some parties may need to vote to have approval of funds to make this project happen but the consensus of the county school system, the city of Carrollton and the county government is to keep moving forward and get this project completed.

“The city of Carrollton has been in the process of drawing a concept plan to put in a crosswalk at that designated area,” said Smith the day of the accident. “It is extremely unfortunate that a child was hit again and I sincerely hope that once a walk is installed, it will alleviate this problem.”

Smith said David Daniels, the Carrollton Chick-fil-A franchise owner, has committed to participate in making improvements for the safety and welfare of pedestrians in that area.

“I actually arranged our first meeting months ago when several parents and citizens expressed concerns,” said Smith the day of the incident. “All parties have met and we are putting a plan to move forward.”

Carroll County Schools Superintendent Scott Cowart said the school system has been fortunate to have great partners in Carroll County to work with them such county government, city government, law enforcement and business people such as Daniels who are willing to come together to help find a solution to a concern of safety for the students in that area.

“The group is looking at options and coming up with ways we can work together, to possibly make something happen,” said Cowart. “We are looking for some kind of resolution to share with our board of education soon.”

 

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