CAMPAIGNERS may soon have their wish granted to improve road safety outside a Holme Valley school.
Kirklees Council's highways officers say they have found a site which may be suitable for a crossing on Greenfield Road at Upperthong.
And they are now planning talks with local people.
The £70,000 for the new puffin crossing has been provided by Kirklees Highways Department and the Holme Valley Area Committee - secured by Holme Valley South councillors Nigel Patrick, Ken Sims and Donald Firth.
In January worried parents staged a demonstration outside Upperthong Junior and Infant School in a bid to make the council and police aware of speeding drivers.
Parents with placards showing pictures of children and the words Wanted Alive Not Dead staged the protest.
They also parked their cars along both sides of the A635 Greenfield Road, forcing drivers to slow down, and handed out leaflets.
The demonstration was led by Amanda Sleney, whose four-year-old son and a friend were nearly hit by a van while crossing the A635 Greenfield Road.
A spokesman from Kirklees Highways said: "A potential site has been identified, although we do need to do further feasibility studies."
Clr Nigel Patrick said: "I am hopeful it will be constructed as soon as possible. The crossing will help improve road safety in the area and will allow safe passage for parents and their children crossing this busy main road."
Meanwhile plans are under way to put two zebra crossings in Honley.
Road humps were installed in the village several years ago and the crossings are part of a wider traffic management scheme.
The crossings are proposed for outside Platt's electrical shop in Westgate and opposite Mustard and Punch's restaurant near the Market Place.
A spokesman from Kirklees Highways said: "We have identified potential sites and worked up a feasible project subject to consultation."