Flashing Safety Lights Installed Near School Crossings in West Sacramento

The City of West Sacramento, in partnership with the Washington Unified School District, is installing eight flashing LED safety beacons at several intersections to ensure safe passage for students, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The first LED beacon was activated Thursday, Nov. 19 at Linden Road and the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail, near River City High School and Our Lady of Grace School.

“There’s nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students and community members,” said Washington Unified School Board President Alicia Cruz. “The truth is that we can’t expect to make an impact in the classroom when our kids aren’t traveling safely to and from school. That’s why these beacons go a long way to ensure our kids are getting to school safely and ready to learn. The school district’s partnership with the City of West Sacramento on this project plays a key role in keeping students safe and attending school.”

Additional beacons will be added to high density school and public crossings throughout the city. Funding for the lights is being provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

“The City is pleased to join Washington Unified in this effort to increase the visibility of student school routes,” said Mayor Pro Tem Chris Ledesma, who attended the LED crossing beacon installation. “We want to see our young people reach school and return home safely. Thanks to the state Office of Traffic Safety for its support.”

City Public Works Crew responsible for putting up the lights.

City Public Works crew responsible for installing the lights.

 

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