Calls for a pedestrian crossing on a busy road in Crowborough have been answered.
A new facility on Crowborough Hill was installed this summer and opens in time for the start of the new school year.
Plans were drawn up by East Sussex County Council following two serious injury collisions in 2012 and 2013, and road safety concerns raised by residents and representatives from Beacon Community College.
The £65,000 cost of the cost of the puffin-type crossing was met by developer contributions made as part of the Old Fairground site housing development.
Cllr Carl Maynard said: “This is great news for the local community who, along with the Council, had concerns about people’s safety while crossing busy Crowborough Hill.
“It will ensure students get to school safely and make it easier for people to negotiate one of the busiest town roads during the day.”
In order to maintain traffic flow at peak times, equipment is fitted with detectors to ensure that traffic is not stopped if a pedestrian has cleared the crossing.