Mundle said he has about half a dozen students who use Palmyra Road to get home and despite there not being an incident yet, Mundle said there isn't a guarantee a student isn't going to get hurt.
"Every day that goes by we are taking a chance with the safety of a child," he said.
This isn't the first time people have been asking for a sidewalk on Palmyra Road. Project Manager Brian Chaplin said he's been with the city for five years, and he's heard people talking about it since he first started.
"I'm going to say people who have been here for a long time, I'm going to say 20 to 30 years, it's been a long time coming. They've been waiting for this sidewalk to be on this road for years now," Chaplin said.
Now in addition to putting sidewalks in on the North side of Palmyra Road, Chaplin also says he's going to install a street light here at this intersection. The reason is to make it safer for kids to cross the street.
While Chaplin said the project shouldn't take too long, there are other factors that could make construction difficult.
"Traffic control. You know traffic control is going to be a major part of this. So I think that's going to be our stump to this. I mean the project itself, it's going to be easy enough. Textbook project, you know put sidewalks in but the traffic I think is where it's at," Chaplin said.
The cost of the project is around $250,000, and Chaplin said the sidewalk will extend all the way from behind the school to Riverview Park.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Donna Vancil at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.