An extension to Norville State School’s kiss-and-go zone is improving traffic flow at school drop-off and pick-up times.
The kiss-and-go area is designed for parents to use without leaving their vehicle to either pick up or drop off their children.
It's close to the school’s entry and exit to encourage a quick turnover of vehicles safely.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s roads and drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Bill Trevor said an extension to an existing kiss-and-go facility at the school had recently been constructed due to an increased number of vehicles in the area.
“The extended facility has allowed for more cars and reduced congestion at the intersection,” Cr Trevor said.
“The previous kiss-and-go area allowed for four vehicles at one time and was lengthened to allow for 12 vehicles.
“To achieve this, the existing road needed to be widened with new asphalt and kerb channelling.
“New line marking with signage was also installed along with new turf in the grassed areas.”
The project included the construction of a pram ramp and footpath.
Cr Trevor said work began at the start of the September school holidays and was completed in October.
It’s not the first project of its kind this year.
Similar work was recently completed at Oakwood State School, providing a new kiss-and-go area, bus zone, car park and turn-around facility.
“This was all designed to improve the safety of students,” Cr Trevor said.
“All schools within the Bundaberg Regional Council area are continually inspected to identify ways to improve the safety of children and these particular areas have been heavily focused on and are proving very successful.”
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