RIVERTON, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Riverton city leaders are responding to parents pleading to protect their children from a road with no crossing guard.
It stands at 13400 South 5000 West. Children as young as 5-years-old would be required to cross 5 lanes without a crossing guard.
The mix-up took place between the Jordan School District who accidentally marked the route as in Herriman, as a result Riverton City leaders didn't learn about the needed crossing guard until a week before school started.
Stephanie Duke contacted ABC 4 Monday to share her concerns about her 9-year-old daughter who would have to walk across the intersection.
Duke says Riverton's mayor, Bill Applegarth, called her after the story aired to engage in a length conversation about her concerns.
The following day, Tuesday, he monitored the crosswalk to personally assist the children.
Finally Friday he will hire a crossing guard to ensure the children's safety as they pass.
Duke is thankful for the support from her city.