Wolfforth City Council is taking steps to ensure the safety of Frenship High School students.

Council approved earlier this week the construction of a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, or HAWK, in front of Frenship High. It would require traffic to stop at a red light to allow pedestrians to cross.

"This is a very busy street," said Wolfforth City Manager Darrell Newsom. "Traffic is pretty steady and school is not even in session right now. You can see the empty parking lot behind me. There's also a tremendous amount of foot traffic."

Frenship High student Kennedy Reeves was hit by a pickup while crossing the street in December. Newsom says that sparked the conversation of improving safety around the school.

Construction of the new crosswalk should wrap before the new school year.