LOCKWOOD — Lockwood voters approved a special district Tuesday to build and maintain pedestrian safety improvements in the Lockwood area.
Lockwood buses about two-thirds of its 1,226 K-8 students. Safety, not distance, is the No. 1 reason. The school campus is along Highway 87, a two-lane state highway that has neither streetlights, sidewalks, walking paths nor bike lanes. The pavement ends at the fog line.
I am treasurer for the “Do it for Dustin, Vote Yes for Safety” campaign committee. I am also the mother of the boy who was killed while walking on Becraft Lane in Lockwood last January. I am writing to thank our county commissioners for working to find a solution to safety issues out in Lock…