Safer crossing for Ilfracombe schoolchildren
SCHOOLCHILDREN in Ilfracombe will be able to get to class more safely after the go-ahead was given for a new zebra crossing. Devon County Councillors approved plans for the safety crossing at Highfield Road at a highways meeting in Barnstaple. Ilfracombe
SCHOOLCHILDREN in Ilfracombe will be able to get to class more safely after the go-ahead was given for a new zebra crossing.
Devon County Councillors approved plans for the safety crossing at Highfield Road at a highways meeting in Barnstaple.
Ilfracombe C of E Primary School backed the proposal which resulted from increasing concern at congestion near the school entrance.
Highway engineer Joe Deasy said the crossing would also provide a pedestrian link to High Street shops which would serve residents and the on-street parking areas south of Highfield Road.
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"It will greatly improve the walking route for children attending the primary school as well as other road users in the area," he said.
The crossing, estimated to cost �26,600, will be funded through the council's Towns Villages and Rural Communities programme of the "Devon on the Move" Devon Local Transport Plan.
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l At the same meeting, councillors discussed a proposal to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the A361 at Portmore Roundabout, Barnstaple. Members asked the area engineer for more information.