PARENTS are celebrating after Kirklees Council agreed to install a pedestrian crossing outside their children’s school.
Marsden Junior School is on the busy A62 Manchester Road, which links Huddersfield and Oldham.
Parents have spent months campaigning for a pelican crossing on the road to protect their children.
Jane Horn, who has led the campaign for a crossing, said: “The A62 is one of the country’s most dangerous roads. Vehicles regularly fail to stop for children outside the school and many break the speed limit.
“We have been without a school crossing patrol for far too long now. There have been too many near misses.”
Some 344 people joined a group on social networking site Facebook demanding a crossing at the school.
Mrs Horn said: “It’s great so many people care and want to be involved”
Kirklees highways staff carried out a traffic survey in March which showed that the school qualifies for a crossing. Council officers have carried out site surveys and are beginning to plan the work.
Campaigner Fiona Weir said: “Everyone wants the children to be safe. Now we just need to make sure the crossing is built as soon as possible”.