Senator Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes were in attendance during a special unveiling ceremony. Senator Fuschillo secured $50,000 in state funding for the Town of Hempstead to purchase and install the signs.
Speed awareness signs are electronic devices that notify drivers of the speed at which they are traveling.
“These speed control signs are an investment in the safety of our children,” Murray said. “Drawing upon a grant from Senator Fuschillo, town employees are installing these signs at local neighborhood schools.”
Signs will be installed at Grand Avenue Middle School, as well as schools within the Wantagh, Seaford and Roosevelt school districts. Each school will receive two signs, one for each direction of the affected roads
According to Town of Hempstead officials, all signs will be installed by the end of October, prior to Daylight Savings Time.