World news – The school wins a long battle for speed on busy roads

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A private school in Ipswich has won a long battle to reduce the speed limit on a busy road that passes the college.

A new one has been opened on Wulkuraka-Connection Rd near the intersection with Keswick Rd School zone set up.

During the morning and afternoon school trips, the road is particularly busy, which makes it difficult for parents to enter and leave the campus.

For the Karrabin School, this is an issue that will only be dealt with during the Years as the city’s population increased.

WestMAC is a short drive from the Blacksoil Interchange to the Warrego and Brisbane Valley freeways.

In a statement to parents, Headmaster Geoff McLay said that Statements had been made to Ipswich City Council on behalf of their parents over the past eight years to lower the speed limit.

In August last year, representatives of the council visited the construction site to check the flow of traffic at the intersection.

This month, Mr McLay was informed that the speed limit would be reduced from 80 km / h to 60 km / h on school days from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

« I was also informed that college as soon as this new school zone has been established for a period of 12 to 18 months, which can resume talks with Ipswich City Council and request a further reduction to 40 km / h if necessary, « he said.

 » This is the first big step towards improving safety conditions for the WestMAC community and certainly welcome news for the start of the new school year.

“I would particularly like to thank the representatives of the WestMAC P & F Association for their care in achieving this long-awaited result and I am very grateful for your support in making this change.

« A lot of time and effort has been invested on behalf of the parent company, particularly by Mandi Lynagh and Alison Pomereke, and this result is an important achievement for P & F. »

« When the school community was approached, the « It’s about providing safety solutions that are compatible with our iGO- » said Cr Milligan, « said Cr Milligan. » The local council was conducting a safety review, including collecting traffic count data and reviewing the accident history, which helped a school zone improve safety at that location. Road Safety Action Plan are consistent and meet the needs of our growing community now and in the future. ”

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