Halfway School road safety campaigners are welcoming the installation of a crossing on the busy road.
Station Road in Halfway is a busy highway, carries a mixture of traffic, including buses, and links the two communities of Mosborough and Halfway. It is used by many parents and pupils to access Halfway Nursery Infant School and local campaigners have raised crossing this road as a potentially dangerous location around the school for a number of years.
The council announced plans in 2020 and then following a public consultation from Cllr Downing and Local MP Clive Betts – with residents and parents at Halfway Nursey and Infants School were spoken to – and an improved plan was drawn-up to better reflect the wishes of the local community.
As such the scheme now includes a push button signal controlled pedestrian crossing, and a new 20 mph speed zone, during school opening times. This will help to reinforce safe driver behaviour along Station Road during school arrival and departure times.
There is much relief that this crossing has come to fruition and, despite the snow, council workers last week got the crossing up-and-running.
Speaking about the installation, Labour Councillor Tony Downing said:
“The safety of the road outside the school is something that has been of concern to local parents and residents for a long time. We have been campaigning for ten years for a new crossing with the school, alongside parents and residents in the area, and our MP Clive Betts.
“It really has been a big community effort to get us to the point we’re at today – where the crossing is now up and running.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has worked with us to deliver this for the community.