TUCKER, Ga. (April 10, 2019) – Students at Tucker Middle School have some peace of mind as they cross the street this week. On Monday, the City of Tucker activated a new, solar-powered flashing crosswalk on Idlewood Road.
“Our City Council let it be known that student safety is a priority in all Tucker Cluster schools,” said City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt. “This particular project was identified as an immediate need, so we went to work to make it happen as quickly as possible.”
The crosswalk, built out by G-Force Construction and overseen by Jacobs Engineering, is located on the north side of the school, about 1,000 feet south of Lawrenceville Highway. Thanks to the engineering professionals at Jacobs, the project was completed well ahead of schedule and significantly under budget.
“As a mother of two Tucker Middle School alumni, I can’t tell you how important this safety upgrade is,” said City Councilmember Michelle Penkava. “This is the first of several safety improvements coming to Tucker Middle and it’s thanks to a great collaborative effort between the City, County and DeKalb County School District.”
The City of Tucker is home to seven Tucker Cluster schools – five elementary schools that feed directly into Tucker Middle School and Tucker High School. All of the schools are part of the DeKalb County School District.