Safer journeys for school kids along Azac Parade at Matraville

1 February 2021

Safety will be improved for pedestrians and road users along Anzac Parade at Matraville with the school zone for St Spyridon College to be extended this month.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the existing 40km/h school zone on Anzac Parade southbound will be extended to include Anzac Parade northbound between Somme Way and around 80 metres south of Kain Avenue.

"Transport for NSW carried out a review of the existing school zone to ensure it provides a safe road environment for the school and local community," the spokesperson said.

"In general 40 km/h school zones are provided on roads with an active direct access point from the school but are often extended to improve pedestrian safety.

"School zones help protect children on their way to and from school at times and places where they are often present in high numbers. The lower speed limit will reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash."

The new signs will be installed between Friday 5 February and Sunday 7 February, weather permitting, and the extended school zone will come in to effect following the completion of this work.

The 40 km/h school zone will be operational from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on official school days.

There will be temporary traffic changes during work hours to ensure the work zone is safe.

Motorists are reminded to drive to the sign posted speed limit at all times for the safety of all road users.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit the Live Traffic NSW website or call 132 701.

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