EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Students are to taking their voice to the streets in a push, they say, to uphold their right to safely walk to school.

They are demonstrating in support of building an overpass at Highway 41 and Washington Avenue.

The energy at the rally was high as protestors called for action.

Dozens of protesters marched across Highway 41 to call for a pedestrian overpass over US 41 near Bosse High School for students.

A request that has been made for decades.

Organizers say students crossing eight lanes of traffic to go to school every day just isn’t safe.

“We do drills at school for safety in the school, but they’ve got to get to school safely too and this highway is no place to have pedestrians.”

At an open house last week, transportation officials said they’re working on a resolution for students to cross 41.

A study is currently in the works and will be completed by July.

Still, protesters say something needs to happen sooner than later.

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(This story was originally published on May 3, 2019)