Work on the kea crossing on Lamb Street is due to be completed over the term break
Work on our kea crossing is due to be completed over the term break. This will see a supervised crossing allowing children to cross the road safely. This work is being completed by Waipa Council who have designed the crossing and are funding its construction.
The first part of the project is complete with curbing and drainage in place on the polo field side of Lamb Street. We are expecting some minor work to take place this week in preparation for the final work to take place over the term break.
The big change whaanau will notice is the turning bay in front of the school is going to be removed. Council engineers are reclaiming this space as a safe place for pedestrians to access the crossing. This will mean we all have to tweak the way we complete u-turns around the school; either turning further up the road, going around the block or coming from a different direction. Another significant change we expect is that traffic will move more slowly in front of the school as the crossing is expected to be raised, meaning that vehicles will need to slow down to go over it.