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Road Safety Program Injects $120,000 for Upgrades at Local Schools

THREE local public schools in the Bathurst area will share in $120,000 for road safety upgrades. Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced that improvements will be made to traffic safety measures at Bathurst Public, Eglinton Public and Perthville Public Schools.

Mr Toole said that successful submissions for the works are administered by Transport for NSW and given to Bathurst Regional Council as part of a stimulus NSW road safety program.

“The aim of the program is to deliver improvements to pedestrian facilities around schools such as raised pedestrian crossings, pedestrian refuges and signage,” he said.

Transport for NSW has confirmed that the following upgrades will take place:

Eglinton Public School: Pedestrian refuge upgrade (install blisters/splitter islands adjacent to kerb on Eglinton Street) $30,000;

Bathurst Public School: Pedestrian refuge upgrade (install blisters/splitter islands adjacent to kerb at George and Lambert Street intersection) $20,000;

Bathurst Public School: Pedestrian refuge upgrade (install blisters/splitter islands adjacent to kerb at George and Rocket Street intersection) $20,000;

Perthville Public School: Pedestrian walkway and kerb ramp installation (install path and kerb ramp on Rockley Street) $50,000.

Mr Toole said the improvements must be completed by 30 April 2022.

“The Road Safety Program funding is aimed at supporting jobs and stimulating local economies,” he said.

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