School crossing patrol site improvements

School crossing patrol site improvements

Two school crossing patrol sites along Buxton Road in Weymouth are set to be improved this October.

Engineers at Dorset County Council have put together design proposals for the Rylands Lane and White Cross Drive school crossing patrol sites, with support from Holy Trinity Primary School and All Saints School.

The existing facilities will be upgraded to raise the profile of the sites, heighten driver awareness and improve the walking routes to these local schools. The advance warning signs will also be improved in the area.

Cllr Clare Sutton, county councillor for the Rodwell division, said:

“Walking to school has many benefits – it improves children’s health and allows them to travel independently, and it reduces the number of cars on our roads – and in order to encourage more pupils to walk to school, we need to do all we can to provide safe routes.

“We should all welcome these improvements in providing safer crossing sites for both the children and parents that use them, and for the crossing patrol attendants themselves.”

Following a collision at Rylands Lane last year, engineers looked at the crossing facilities along Buxton Road and, although there were no safety concerns raised from these assessments, some enhancements were identified that could improve the routes for all pedestrians.

To keep traffic disruption to a minimum, work is currently scheduled for October half term.

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