Eleven schools in Bridgend County Borough are set to benefit from planned highway improvements designed to protect pupils and boost road safety levels.
Bridgend County Borough Council has allocated more than £500,000 for carrying out the improvements as part of the authority’s capital investments programme for 2016-17.
The planned works are currently being surveyed and include proposals for a new pedestrian crossing outside Pencoed Comprehensive and Croesty Primary, and new gates, traffic calming and signage at the all-new Coety Primary.
Under the proposals, a wall will be removed and signage improved at Archdeacon John Lewis, and new bollards installed on a bend at Tondu Primary. At Porthcawl Primary, new dropped kerbs, signage and a pedestrian railing will be provided, while a new barrier will be installed at the rear car park of Bryntirion Comprehensive.
Zig-zag lines will be repaired outside St Mary’s and St Patrick’s RC School and extended at Litchard Primary, while all-new lighting is planned for Abercerdin Primary. A feasibility study will also be carried out in preparation for installing an additional entrance and double-yellow lines at Llangynwyd Primary, and the second phase of a drop-off area will be completed at Maesteg Comprehensive.
Councillor Mike Gregory, Cabinet Member for Resources, added:
“This represents another significant investment in our local schools and I am pleased that we have been able to provide the funding as part of our capital investment programme for 2016-17.”