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Crossing outside Grantham school to be refurbished with 'puffin' equipment

The pedestrian crossing outside Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School, on Gonerby Road, will be refurbished next week.

Works are due to begin on Wednesday, November 6, and will see the current system replaced with new puffin crossing-style equipment.

During the works, the road will remain open, although temporary two-way lights will be required for safety. A temporary crossing will be put in place for pedestrians.

School Crossing Sign. (4147450)
School Crossing Sign. (4147450)

The project is expected to be completed within three weeks, subject to favourable weather.

Anthony Gent, principal engineer – traffic signals, said: "The existing signals are coming to the end of their life and it's important that we get them replaced to avoid them failing.

"One of the benefits of the new equipment is that it includes sensors that will register when people are taking longer to cross and will hold traffic while they get to the other side safely.

"This kit is also much more energy efficient, which will help reduce our carbon footprint and running costs.

"The road will remain open during the works, so that should help minimise the disruption.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would advise motorists to use alternative routes where possible."

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