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Knighton Rd school students crossing

Upgrades will be made this month to two pedestrian crossings to help students more safely cross busy roads to and from school.

Work starts on Monday (15 April) to upgrade pedestrian crossings outside Bankwood School and Hillcrest High School.

The projects are part of the city’s $4.5M of road safety improvements underway in Hamilton this financial year to make it safer for people who choose to get around by bike, walking or bus.

A raised pedestrian platform will go in at Bankwood Rd at the existing crossing outside the primary school, providing both a safer crossing point for pedestrians and to slow traffic.

On Masters Ave at the existing crossing between the school and Morris Ave, pedestrian traffic lights will be installed to make it safer for students and others crossing the busy road.

To minimise disruption the work has been scheduled to mostly be done during the school holidays, between 7am and 6pm. Completion is likely after the school holidays, and is weather dependent.

Traffic management will be in place to guide pedestrians and road users around the work, with minor delays possible at times.

This means eight upgraded pedestrian crossings, including these two, have been installed across the city since the middle of last year – others are at Sandleigh Rd/Ohaupo Rd, Knighton Rd, Silverdale Rd, Collins Rd (Deanwell School), Bankwood Rd (Fairfield College), Anzac Pde/Memorial Dr.

View plans of these and other safety improvement projects across the city at http://myhcc.nz/safety

Pictured: Recently completed raised pedestrian platform outside Knighton Normal School

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