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Students get new crosswalk near Wright Elementary

The walk to school should now be safer for students at Mountain's Edge.

A new crosswalk and flashing lights went up at the busy intersection of Gomer Road and Durango Drive, which is near Wright Elementary School.

The school has 1,100 students and will be put onto a year-round schedule next year. The intersections has not had any serious accidents yet, but County Commissioner Susan Brager says many cars did not know it was a school zone and were not slowing down.

"That they know that we want to make sure we don't have one other incident. We can't have one more fatality. It is just way too important for our youth to be able to know they are safe," Brager said.

A traffic-safety team from the school district will also talk to students and parents at the school about traffic safety.