With the Frank Sound high school nearing completion, the National Roads Authority will start work this week on a new school zone to accommodate school traffic and ensure the safety of students.
The school zone will include a 970 feet turning lane as well as the smoothing of the kink in the road to allow for better visibility.
“School zones are an essential safety feature at our schools. It is designed primarily to slow down traffic, giving drivers more time to recognise and react to situations requiring slowing, stopping or evasive action,” said NRA Transportation Planner Marion Pandohie.
A school zone begins at the school speed of 15 miles per hour when flashing and ends at the end school zone sign.
“With the school opening, the Frank Sound Road will also see an increase in traffic. In this regards, lower speed limits on the surrounding roads will increase safety of students and parents, especially at pick up and drop off times.
The new school zones were set in place in coordination with the Ministry of District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture, the police and the schools. The project is set to be completed prior to the school’s opening in September.