Schools traffic plan. What can be done to fix issues?
IT has been described as a “nightmare” but work is about to begin to sort out the traffic issues around the Portland schools precinct.
A plan is being developed to try to make sense of and sort out the issues around Portland Secondary College, All Saints Parish School, St John’s Lutheran School and Bundarra Primary School as well as feeder areas extending from about the Portland Arts Centre to Edgar St on the east and Madeira Packet Rd on the west.
These include everything from parking for cars, lanes for cyclists and lighting for pedestrians to whether Must St should be extended to exit on to Madeira Packet Rd.
The schools, in association with Glenelg Shire Council, have received a $30,000 grant from the Transport Accident Commission’s Towards Zero Community Grants Program to undertake a study into traffic management in the area.
The schools are also providing some of their own funds for the $40,000 project.
A brief has been prepared and tenders are now being called from which a consultant will be appointed to oversee it.