Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2016

Plans Revealed For £500,000 Road Safety Improvements At Local Schools

This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 4th, 2016

Eleven schools in Bridgend County Borough are set to benefit from planned highway improvements designed to protect pupils and boost road safety levels. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bridgend County Borough Council has allocated more than £500,000 for carrying out the improvements as part of the authority’s capital investments programme for 2016-17. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The planned works are currently being surveyed and include proposals for a new pedestrian crossing outside Pencoed Comprehensive and Croesty Primary, and new gates, traffic calming and signage at the all-new Coety Primary. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Under the proposals, a wall will be removed and signage improved at Archdeacon John Lewis, and new bollards installed on a bend at Tondu Primary. At Porthcawl Primary, new dropped kerbs, signage and a pedestrian railing will be provided, while a new barrier will be installed at the rear car park of Bryntirion Comprehensive. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Zig-zag lines will be repaired outside St Mary’s and St Patrick’s RC School and extended at Litchard Primary, while all-new lighting is planned for Abercerdin Primary. A feasibility study will also be carried out in preparation for installing an additional entrance and double-yellow lines at Llangynwyd Primary, and the second phase of a drop-off area will be completed at Maesteg Comprehensive. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Mike Gregory, Cabinet Member for Resources, added: “This represents another significant investment in our local schools and I am pleased that we have been able to provide the funding as part of our capital investment programme for 2016-17.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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