Recognizing the need for a safer school entrance, the district began earmarking some of its funds and solicited help from the town and Reilly to pay for the $340,000 project.
"DOT was very supportive, but the issue was who was going to pay for this," said Reilly.
In August 2006, state law was modified, allowing DOT to pay for, and install, traffic signals at school entrances. As a result, DOT assumed all costs associated with the design, construction and installation of the new traffic signal.
"The beautiful part of this is the light is standing out there right now," he said.""