Work is set to begin outside Marian College and St Andrews Kindergarten on Barkly Street to improve pedestrian safety.
The work between King and Princes streets has been fully funded by a $100,000 Regional Roads Victoria grant and will include kerb extensions with centre islands.
Dr Harrison said the centre islands will be installed to reduce the traffic lane width so that pedestrians can cross the road safely
“The aim is to slow traffic in this very busy section of Barkley Street and ensure students have a much safer way to cross the road,” Dr Harrison said.
“The work will complement the recent installation of electronic flashing 40km/hr school zone signs in the same area, which were also funded by Regional Roads Victoria.”
“Road safety around schools is a high priority for Council and this work will go a long way to improve this for Marian College and St Andrews Kindergarten students, staff and parents.”
Dr Harrison said the project was identified in the local Area Traffic Management study around schools prepared by the Council.
“We have been working with Regional Roads Victoria to fund the works and we were thrilled to hear late last year that the project has been funded. The project will greatly improve pedestrian safety in the area, which Council will be pleased to see.”