Managers of the Montessori Pre-School in Tarring Road, Worthing, have lived in constant fear that speeding drivers would cause a serious accident.
They have led years of campaigning, which were finally answered at a recent meeting of Worthing County Local Committee.
School manager Claire Morgan said of the decision: “It’s fabulous. It’s not before time, as we have been here for some seven years, and during that time, we have repeatedly made a nuisance of ourselves to county council.
“It will be a huge relief to finally get a crossing in place.”
The finer details of the safety improvements have yet to be finalised, but it would serve those walking to the pre-school, shoppers and pre-school children at St Matthews Church.
The work has been placed on the council’s priority list, but work could start as late as 2016.
Mrs Morgan said: “Fortunately, we’ve never had a serious accident, but we have had a few near-misses with parents and children crossing the road.
“It’s treacherous, as it’s a bit of a rat run, and there have been several incidents with cyclists being hit in recent years.
“It’s such a narrow pavement, too, which doesn’t help.”
For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, September 19.