Pedestrian safety and traffic improvements for Pomona
Improvements to pedestrian safety and traffic management around Pomona State School continue as Council starts work on a new bus turnaround facility and formalised parking spaces.
Stage two of the Pomona pedestrian and safety improvements project will deliver a new bus turnaround on Station Street, adjacent to the Pomona Swimming Pool entrance.
The project will see the direction of the one-way traffic through the existing car park reversed, plus new formalised parking spaces created on Station Street between Pine Street and the Pomona Swimming Pool entrance.
Council’s Project Officer Jaro Bauleka said the improvements would create a safer traffic environment around the school.
“Creating a designated bus turnaround will remove the need for the buses to drive through the existing car park to turn around. This will make it safer for children and much easier for the school bus to access the school,” Mr Bauleka said.
“The addition of formalised parking spaces around the school will provide a safer drop-off and pick-up zone for parents and their children.”
The first stage of the project, completed last year, provided two all-ability access ramps for the carpark and school entrance, and improvements to the footpath around the existing bus stop.
“Council is pleased to carry out these works to alleviate community safety concerns about the current car park and bus stop arrangement,” Mr Bauleka said.
Prior to Council work starting, contractors will be on site to relocate Unitywater infrastructure. This work is scheduled for mid-March, with Council crews to start work, once the pipework relocation is complete, in mid-May.
Council hopes to complete the new bus turnaround and car park changes in mid-July, weather permitting.
There may be some minor traffic delays while work is under way.
7 March 2018