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Safer crossing for Wayfield Primary School

Date: 05/09/2008           Category: Highways Traffic and Parking

Schools are back and children and their parents at Wayfield School in Chatham will be pleased to see their requests for improvements to a pedestrian crossing have been completed. Work started on upgrading the Wayfield Road zebra crossing to a signal-controlled pelican crossing at the start of the school holidays. The crossing will make it easier to use for all pedestrians, including wheelchair users and small children in push-chairs. Anti-skid surfacing on the crossing approaches will also make it safer for motorists. Further safety works included widening the crossing area, dropped kerbs and ramps, and a new pedestrian guardrail. Cllr Phil Filmer, Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “I’m pleased this scheme has gone ahead, and I’m sure residents and parents are too. “I hope that by making this a safer place for pedestrians to cross, people will be encouraged to leave the car at home and travel on foot. This will help cut congestion outside the school, as well as unhealthy car exhaust fumes.” For more information regarding the current or future works of the Road Safety Team, please email travel.safety@medway.gov.uk