Last summer I met with representatives of the school staff, management and the local community to see what could be done to manage traffic at the growing national school at busy drop-off and pick-up times.
Improved signage and additional road markings were put in place last year to delineate the road from school parking and to remind road users of the need to exercise caution near the school. Drainage works were completed on Jack’s Lane and some surface repairs last year. This will create a safe loop system for school traffic and reduced the need for parents to have to reverse at the school when dropping off or collecting children.
There may be a need to consider additional measures at Drumcrave NS to assist in managing traffic, particularly as the school continues to increase student numbers. However these works are a welcome start.
It is intended that the works will be completed by the end of this week.