Safety improvements for Bargara School pathway

Bargara State School safety
Cr Scott Rowleson near where the Bargara State School pathway will be realigned to improve safety.

Safety improvements will be undertaken at Bargara State School to prevent cars from crossing the pedestrian pathway for parking.

Divisional representative Cr Scott Rowleson said the purpose was to remedy the current situation on Bargara Road where vehicles are driving over the existing pathway to park against the fence and then backing out over the pathway again as they leave.

“Having a situation where cars and children interact on the pathway is a significant risk and as such we are trying to eliminate this conflict,” Cr Rowleson said.

“By moving the path closer to the fence and providing bollards, the conflict point with cars will be avoided without any major impact on parking.

“Council is also building a pathway within the school to reduce the number of children walking on the pathway close to the road.”

The school was consulted on the design. Work will begin soon and continue through the school holidays.

Council awarded a contract to local firm Christensen Industries to complete the works, funded through the SafeST program, a partnership between Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Some sections of the existing footpath may need to be closed during construction and traffic control will be in place.

When completed there will be improved pedestrian safety around Bargara State School.

A new pathway will be constructed along Bargara Road.A new pathway will be constructed along Bargara Road.
A new pathway will be constructed along Bargara Road to avoid interaction between vehicles and pedestrians.