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Concerns for new Dover High School continue

DOVER, Del.- We are five months away from the opening of the new Dover High School. Concerns continue over the safety of students walking across Route 8 to school everyday.

There are plans for a crosswalk with a specialized light to be put up. The light is supposed to make it safer for students to cross Route 8. The concern is that they won’t use it.

Across the street from the new high school are residential developments including Cranberry Run. Right now, the plan is for an “S” shaped sidewalk leading directly to the school’s front doors. This sidewalk is closer to the developments and would provide an easy access to the school for walkers. The concern is that students will cross Route 8 to get to the sidewalk instead of walking further down to the designated crosswalk for safe crossing.

“I’m afraid that kids will just try to run across the street,” said Cranberry Run resident, Lilly Pope. “It’s easier than walking down to catch the light.”

To deal with that city planners are recommending the removal of the sidewalk from the school’s site plans.

The city planning commission is meeting Monday evening to discuss eliminating the sidewalk.
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