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NWA undertaking $4-million school safety improvement project

Published:Thursday | August 14, 2014 | 2:09 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has started a $4-million major road safety improvement project, ahead of September’s start of the new school year.

Work is to be done on pedestrian crossings in the vicinity of schools.

Street signs are to be repaired and erected.

Stephen Shaw, manager, communication and customer services at the NWA, says some 200 pedestrian related signs are being erected, as part of the programme.

He says the programme is being implemented using a Force Account crew, which is being augmented by community representatives.

Shaw says the repainting of all 90 crossings will not be completed in time for the start of the school year, but should be completed by the end of the first week of October.

The effort which started last month has already seen 28 crossings being repainted and several signs erected.

The NWA says 10 children have so far been killed this year in vehicular accidents.

Six of those killed were pedestrians.

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