Flashing lights to be added to Ft. Worth crosswalk following parent complaints

Changes are coming to a dangerous crosswalk that concerned parents have been complaining about for more than a year.

The intersection is at Funnel Street and Alta Vista Road in North Fort Worth.

A 13-year-old student was hit there last month, and there have been several other close calls.

The student hit suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

At the time of that incident, residents were told that safety upgrades were being considered. Now, parents finally know what those upgrades are.

Since FOX 4 first reported this story, the City of Fort Worth has added more striping, more reflective tape and more signage to the crosswalk.

Additionally, the city says it will install flashing lights on both sides of the crosswalk. Pedestrians will hit a button, the lights will flash and drivers will know they must stop or slow down.

The city says it expects to install the new lights within the next two weeks at a cost of $13,000.

"I'm happy and encouraged that we're getting some sort of solution," said Jill Taylor, the parent of a Keller ISD student. "Ultimately, I think myself and other concerned parents and residents would like to see a stoplight, whether it's at this intersection or the one right behind us, but you know, anything at this point is an improvement and I'm just happy to hear it."

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