Students at one elementary school will have a safer way to cross the street this school year.
Thursday, Macon-Bibb crews worked on two new crosswalks to help students at Ingram-Pye Elementary.
This past April, a car hit a crossing guard outside of the school while helping students get to school. Witnesses says he was traveling about 10 miles per hour when he hit guard Connie Hamid. No students were hurt, but it got the community thinking about safety in the area.
Since then, county spokesman Chris Floore says the county has worked with the Bibb County School District and the Pedestrian Safety Review board to improve safe crossings in the area. At the time of the accident, there were no marked crosswalks in the area.
Floore says right now, county workers are installing two new crosswalks in the area. They are located at Canton Street and College Street on either side of the school. The construction also includes curb cuts for strollers and wheelchairs.
Floore says he expects the work to be completed before school starts. Bibb students including those at Ingram-Pye head back to school on Tuesday.