Harris County Precinct 3 will install approximately 300 new flashing school zone signs across 10 school districts to enhance safety, precinct officials announced in a Nov. 10 news release.

The details

According to the release, the $2.5 million project is already underway as of early November and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2024. The new traffic devices will enhance safety around schools by alerting drivers with flashing lights within a school zone to slow down and pay attention to pedestrians in the area.

The flashing school zone signs will be installed at campuses across the following school districts:Quote of note

"Safety and infrastructure go hand in hand when you're planning to enhance community roads," Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey said in a statement. "When you look at communities and think what all you can do to make it better, ensuring children make their way to and from schools each day safely should be at the forefront of where to start."

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Since Ramsey took office in 2021, Precinct 3 has installed nearly 250 school zone flashing signs, according to the release.