DOVER, Del.- When Kristen Williams tries to cross Route 13 in north Dover, she is met with a "don't walk" light that always says it is not time to cross and cars that do not want to let her go by.
"Anytime when you want to hit the button and cross, there's cars that still come around and they look at you like, 'Can you hurry up?' They don't really care," she said.
And she isn't the only one afraid to cross.
"It's almost paralyzing just thinking about walking across that street," said Ralph Robinson with Delaware State University's counseling services.
Now, DSU is partnering with the Delaware Department of Transportation to come up with a plan to make the area of Route 13, in front of the school, safer. The options range from $150,000 in intersection improvements to a $4.5 million pedestrian overpass.
"I see a lot of people running across the street but I don't feel like that much money is needed to make a crosswalk," Brittany Dickinson said.
But Robinson wants the school to consider every option, no matter the cost.
"I'm not sure where the funding is going to come from for this project but I would say they need to consider the safety, factor number 1."
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:12:14 GMT
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