Concern for safety of students attending elementary, secondary and vocational education schools has prompted the city council to approve the purchase and installation of signs, paint crosswalks and take other safety measures.
The action followed a meeting with a citizens' committee whose members also voiced their concerns to Millard School District officials. The group has drafted a number of suggestions for safety improvements.Among the principal concerns are auto traffic between Delta High School and the West Central Utah Vocational Center; Delta Middle and North Elementary youngsters walking along 200 and 300 North; a need to improve traffic flow at the vocational school; lack of sidewalks and designated crosswalks; speed limits; and a need for signs.
Delta North Elementary School Principal Scott Bassett recommended four-way stop signs be installed at intersections at 100 North and Center Street, 200 North and 100 East and at 100 West and 200 North.
Mayor Don Dafoe said signs would cost about $1,100. These could be installed soon, but sidewalk construction must wait until spring, he said. The Delta North Elementary Parent-Teacher Association and the new Delta Youth City Council have offered to aid in the safety cause.