Skye school crossing cut

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Safe to cross: Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny visited Skye Primary School to announce funding for surrounding roads. Picture: Supplied

WORKS on pedestrian operated lights on Ballarto Road in front of Skye Primary School are set to begin within weeks.

Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny was recently joined by Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan to unveil designs for the new crossing.

The new pedestrian operated lights will replace the existing supervised school crossing and include technology to extend or reduce crossing time for pedestrians.

“Skye Primary has told us they need a safer school crossing and we’ve listened, investing in the pedestrian lights this school community needs,” Ms Kilkenny said.

“We’re investing in these lights to boost safety for the hundreds of students, parents and teachers that cross busy Ballarto Road every day.”

The $600,000 project is part of the state government’s $23.9 million investment into improving road safety around schools.

Skye Primary School is one of the first schools to receive funding from the investment.

The driveway to the school’s staff carpark will also be resurfaced as part of the project.

The new lights are expected to be switched on before the start of the 2019 school year.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 12 September 2018

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