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Council to install pedestrian crossing facilities to keep school children safe

Council to install pedestrian crossing facilities to keep school children safe

26 January 2018
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Pupils at Forest School will be able to cross the road safely soon after it was announced Wokingham Borough Council will be installing a pedestrian crossing next month on Robinhood Lane, Winnersh.


This is the first of a number of crossing to be installed near local schools as part of a road safety scheme by the council.


Cllr Keith Baker, executive member for transport and highways commented, “By installing a pedestrian crossing near Forest School we hope their pupils will be encouraged to walk to school knowing they will have the facilities to get across the busy Robinhood Lane safely.  This is a first of many we are committed to installing this year”.


"We want to encourage our residents to walk to their destinations where possible and we are committed to allowing them to do this as safely by making improvements across the borough, including installing new pedestrian crossing, improving footways and installing new street lights.”


In order to carry out the improvements, Robinhood Lane will be closed from Reading Road to the Arbour Lane junction and a diversion put in place. The works have been scheduled to take place over the February half term (February 12 to 16) between 09:30am and 4:30pm to minimise disruption. The remaining work will be carried out over four weeks using temporary traffic lights between 09:30am and 4:30pm.

   

For further information on diversion routes visit www.wokingham.gov.uk and search 'roadworks'.


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