Grand Prairie intersection concerns parents

Some parents are worried about the safety of children at a brand new Arlington ISD school.

Those students have to cross a busy and dangerous street to get to and from school at the intersection in Grand Prairie.

Drivers often use Great Southwest Parkway road as an alternate for Highway 360.

Great Southwest Parkway has several lanes of traffic, plus a turning lane. Semi-trucks go through the sloping thoroughfare continually.

Arlington ISD traditionally does not provide transportation for children who live within two miles of a school, but Tanya Davis is worried about the safety of her 9-year-old son.

She’s been working for weeks to get a bus for her son and has even offered to pay for it.

She took off work early on Monday to pick him up.

“All they're concerned about is we're in the less two-mile radius, but they're not paying attention to the conditions of this less than two-mile-radius,” said Davis.

Once kids get across Great Southwest Parkway, many of the side streets are also filled with big rigs. There are no sidewalks and there are railroad tracks to cross.

After FOX 4 started making phone calls Tuesday morning, Arlington ISD said it will be providing a bus for kids who live in the area.

A spokesperson says the district will notify Patrick Elementary parents of the bus times this week.

The new bus service is set to start Monday.

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