The City of El Paso Capital Improvement Department will begin installing school zone safety lights at two elementary schools on September 19th, 2016.
The school zone flashing lights will be installed near Johnson Elementary, at 499 Cabaret Drive and Lamar Elementary, at 1440 E. Cliff Drive.
The work is part of a School Zone Safety project funded by the City of El Paso and the Texas Department of Transportation. When completed in the summer of 2017, the projects will have provided ten campuses across El Paso with school zone flashing lights, ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, as well as appropriate signage and markings which will alert motorists of the school zones, and draw attention to pedestrians and school zone speed limits.
The campuses programmed to receive the flashing lights are: Benito Martinez, Jane Hambric, Paul Moreno, Beall, Park, Dr. Nixon, Johnson, Lamar, Kohlberg and Vilas. The installation of the equipment at the Jane Hambric and Benito Martinez campuses is complete, while work continues at Paul Moreno, Beall, Dr. Nixon and Park Elementary Schools.
The work is a part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s regional comprehensive transportation system.