A teacher is celebrating the end of a decade-long campaign - which he began as a pupil - to get a crossing on a potentially deadly stretch of road.
Amandeep Chana was studying for his GCSEs at Lampton School in Hounslow when he first tried to get a safe crossing for students over the Great West Road.
However, his appeal fell on deaf ears and it wasn't until he returned four years ago to teach design & technology that he finally got the ball rolling.
Transport for London agreed to fund the project three years ago, only for planning permission to be delayed by residents angry about losing their parking spaces.
Work eventually began on the pedestrian bridge earlier this month, when Feltham & Heston MP Alan Keen joined jubilant teachers and pupils at the site to celebrate.
"It's a great thing we've been able to finish the job I started all those years ago," said Mr Chana, 26.
"It's a very dangerous road and although there's an existing crossing not too far away kids being kids will usually take the easiest option.
"You have to wait for a gap in the traffic and it's easy to misjudge your timing because the cars are going so fast.
"Local residents were opposed at first because it meant they would lose parking spaces, but we're very grateful they eventually allowed it to go ahead."
Mr Chana also paid tribute to members of the school's working group, consisting of current pupils, who have spent many hours trying to make the crossing a reality.
Head teacher Sue John said: "We are immensely proud of all our students, staff and parents who have helped make this vital safety feature a reality.
"It's wonderful that Mr Chana's efforts have paid off after all his work as both a student and a teacher."