Safer school crossings a priority

28 March, 2023

We’re working to help keep local kids and families safe with upgrades, including improved lighting, to 5 busy pedestrian crossings within our shire’s school zones,

from 29 March 2023:

  • Colo Vale Primary School, Wattle St Colo Vale
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School,
  • Bundaroo Street Bowral,
  • Bowral High School, Park Road Bowral
  • Moss Vale Primary School, Browley St Moss Vale
  • Mittagong Primary School, Pioneer St Mittagong

The work involves construction of raised concrete crossings, rehabilitation of existing road pavement on either side, and installation of new poles and improved lighting.

“Mindful of minimizing disruption for students and community members, as far as possible, Wingecarribee Shire Council will strive to complete the bulk of works during school holidays,” says Project Engineer Romi Malla.

Works will commence at Wattle Street in Colo Vale on Wednesday, March 29 followed by crossings at Bundaroo St in Bowral, Park Road at Bowral, and Browley Street in Moss Vale during the Easter School Holidays. Weather permitting, Council aims to also make a start on the works at Pioneer Street in Mittagong, and Wattle Street at Colo Vale over the holidays, however some aspects may need to be undertaken during regular school time.

A full road closure for 24 hours will be necessary at each site, to allow concrete works to take place. This will be followed by a further, full road closure during daytime hours, for completion of pavement works.

“While we will aim to complete the work during off peak times, and avoid road closures on school days, it may be necessary to divert traffic at some times.” Romi said.

“We ask road users and pedestrians to be aware of heavy machinery and workers in the work zones, follow the changed traffic conditions, and take extra care when travelling through the area.”

Lighting works will start at Wattle Street Colo Vale from 29 March and continue to the other sites within about a 4 week time frame. No road closures are anticipated for this part of the upgrade, however there may be a temporary reduction of on-street parking.

Council thanks the schools and wider community for their cooperation and patience as we undertake these upgrades and apologises for any inconvenience.

Funding by the Australian and NSW Governments.