Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes and Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, announced that funding has been secured to add seven new speed awareness signs at seven local schools, including three in Wantagh-Seaford.
The first batch of signs to be unveiled were at Saw Mill Road and Park Avenue Schools in the North Bellmore School District.
Speed awareness signs will also be installed at Forest Lake and Mandalay Elementary Schools in the Wantagh School District, Seaford Middle School in the Seaford School District, Grand Avenue Middle School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and Centennial Avenue Elementary School in the Roosevelt School District.
Each school will receive two signs, one for each direction of the affected roads. The 2’x3’ signs are programmable and, if desired, can be turned off when school is not in session.
According to the Town of Hempstead, all of the signs will be installed by the end of October, prior to daylight savings time when it is darker outside while children are traveling to and from school.
"I am happy that several schools in my councilmatic district will be the recipients of these important signs," said Hudes said. "There is nothing more important than the safety of our children."
Fuschillo secured $50,000 in state funding for the Town of Hempstead to purchase and install the signs.
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