Work on zebra crossing outside Grantham school to start on August 17

Harrowby Road outside St Anne's School, Grantham, where the new crossing will be built.
Harrowby Road outside St Anne's School, Grantham, where the new crossing will be built.

Work on a new zebra crossing near St Anne’s Primary School, Grantham, is due to start on August 17 and be completed during the school holidays.

Parents have been campaigning for a crossing on Harrowby Road as they find the road difficult to cross due to reduced visibility caused by parked cars and being on the brow of a hill.

Coun Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “The new zebra crossing will make it much safer for parents and children to cross this busy road, and get to school. It has taken a lot of careful planning to reach this stage and we’re aiming for the crossing to be in place in time for the next school term.”

A 20mph advisory speed limit will be introduced in the vicinity of the crossing, and signing and road markings will also be enhanced.

The zebra crossing beacon will be fitted with a screen to minimise light pollution and road surfacing will be improved.

Construction of the crossing is expected to last two weeks, during which two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place. A one day road closure will be required during that period to enable some carriageway re-surfacing to take place – residents and motorists will be advised of the date nearer the time.

A diversion route for the one day closure will be Bridge End Road (A52), London Road (A52) and Avenue Road.