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New school crossing for Hove

New school crossing for Hove

New school crossing for Hove

Wednesday 10 January 2024
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The school crossing on King George Avenue, next to McAuley Community School, is being upgraded to a signalised koala crossing.

Work on the upgraded crossing started this week and should be complete within two weeks.

The new crossing will have two yellow alternating flashing lights and a pedestrian fence, replacing the old emu crossing which was not signalised.

Pram ramps are also being improved to meet DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) requirements.

Koala crossings are identifiable by white road markings, and red and white posts with two yellow alternating flashing lights.

These crossings are operational only when the yellow lights are flashing and a speed limit of 25 km/h applies to drivers between signs on the approach to the crossing.

Council is undertaking the project to improve pedestrian safety as it is a traffic calming measure.

Another school crossing upgrade will happen later this year on Partridge Street, outside St Peter’s Woodlands at Glenelg.

The existing crossing will be upgraded to a raised wombat crossing.

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