New plan for zebra crossing outside Grantham primary school proposed

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Plans for a zebra crossing outside a Grantham primary school have been put forward again.

The county’s highways department has put the plans for the crossing near St Anne’s Primary School out to consultation again after previous plans failed to get public support.

Lincolnshire County Council says it has continued to look at modified plans for a crossing outside the school, near 188 Harrowby Road, to improve safety there while reducing the impact on parking. It says that a crossing would allow the reinstatement of a lollipop person because without some form of “visibility improvement” it would be unsafe for a patrol to work on the road.

Area highways manager Mark Heaton said the proposed zebra crossing would have build-out areas close to it with hatched lines further away. He said: “It is believed this will help reduce the impact on parking while maintaining safety. A 20mph advisory speed limit will be introduced, signing and road markings will be enhanced, the zebra crossing beacon will be fitted with a screen to minimise light pollution and road surfacing will be improved.”

The council is inviting comments from members of the public on the new proposals by December 27. Comments on the proposal should be sent for the attention of Mrs T. Fotheringham, to R. A. Wills, Executive Director (Environment and Economy), Lincolnshire County Council, 4th Floor, City Hall, Lincoln LN1 1DN.