Member for Shellharbour, Anna Watson MP, has welcomed funding for the upgrade of school zone signs in the Shellharbour Electorate.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is set to upgrade school zones signs at 400 schools across New South Wales, including 3 schools within the Shellharbour electorate.
“I am pleased that new flashing signs will be installed at Corpus Christi College, Oak Flats Public School and Shell Cove Public School” said Ms Watson.
“Ensuring the safety of school children and pedestrians in school zones is of the utmost importance. I am hopeful that the installation of these flashing lights will help to alleviate some traffic and pedestrian issues that have plagued Shell Cove Public School.”
Work will include removing and replacing the existing static signs with school zone signs with flashing lights that meet the latest Roads and Maritime design installation specifications and standards.
Installing these flashing lights in schools zones has been shown to improve driver awareness of the need to drive at a lower speed to ensure the safety of children and others coming and going from the school area.
Work is scheduled to take place from Monday 13th February 2017 and is expected to be completed by Friday 10th March 2017.
The new flashing signs will be installed and tested at a time outside of school zone operational hours. Once the new signs are working the old signs will be removed.
1 February 2017