Published: Oct 25, 2010 4:44 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 25, 2010 1:33 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A construction project designed to save countless lives in the Cape gets underway Monday.

Sidewalks are being installed along a dangerous stretch of road near a Cape Coral middle school.   

The project along Trafalgar Parkway is supposed to make the walk to and from Challenger Middle School much safer.

The work will be done in two phases with the first phase spanning between Skyline and Santa Barbara Blvd.

Phase two will stretch from Skyline to Chiquita Blvd.

The sidewalks are being installed after years of complaints from parents and school administrators worried the students were basically sharing the road with cars speeding down the street.

One student was killed while riding his bike along Trafalgar in June.

There was a close call where a kid was injured just two months later. 

A $300 thousand grant from the Florida Department of Transportation is funding the project.

Construction is expected to take about nine months.

Drivers are urged to be on the look-out for possible lane closures as work goes on.

Speeding fines will be increased in the area for the duration of construction.