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Grandmother wants safety upgrades near New Market school

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Oct 28, 2019

NEW MARKET — A grandmother in New Market is concerned because she says the road leading to her grandkids' school is putting lives in danger.

Bonnie Hendrickson says kids crossing the road in a small rural town has almost led to a tragedy because of speeding cars.

Hendrickson says she sees cars speeding down 3rd Street, particularly in the morning. She's asking the school district and the town to make safety upgrades to hopefully slow cars down.

"I don't want them to get hit," Hendrickson said. "I don't want the teachers to get hit. I listen to the teachers scream at the cars to stop. It's nerve racking."

When she asked to town for speed bumps to be installed in the area, she says the town told her they cost too much. When she asked for a stop sign to give students a safe window to cross, she says the told told her 'who said they are going to stop at the stop sign?'"

"I think it will have to be something bad happen, and I don't want it to be my grandkids and I don't want it to be the teachers."

The Montgomery County engineer says a study is underway to make improvements to County Road 100 North, which is north of the school.

RTV6 will follow up with town officials when their office opens Tuesday morning.