WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - At the intersection of Spencer Drive and Sequoia in West Palm Beach, two lanes are on the road to becoming four.
But amid all the dirt and barricades are children, as young as 5 year old, who must cross through construction to get to the school bus.
"The first time I came out here and watched my child have to cross through this to get on the school bus, that was it," said Nikki Neve whose daughter, Jasmine is in kindergarten.
Since school started in August, Nikki has complained to the school district, pleading with district transportation leaders to have the bus driver come to the children so they don't have to cross the street.
"It makes no sense, it's an accident waiting to happen," she says.
After multiple complaints, Nikki says, district leaders agreed. However, Nikki says, the change still hasn't happened.
The Contact Five Investigators brought the issue to the attention of the school district. Late Wednesday, a school district spokesperson said the children should not be crossing through the construction zone. Instead, according to an email obtained by NewsChannel 5,
the driver should have started driving up to the children two weeks ago.
For Nikki Nave, the change can't come soon enough.
"Something's gonna happen and I don't want to get the phone call, that's my child."
As a result of our questions, a transportation director will be at the bus stop Thursday morning to make sure the children do not have to cross the street.
The change will stay in effect until the road expansion project is complete in January.
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