School Zone changes at Hurstville

Safety will be improved for pedestrians and road users around Hurstville with the existing school zones on Forest Road, Crosby Avenue, Ethel Lane and Durham and Lily Streets to be extended.

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Eleni Petinos said the extensions were part of the Schools for Safety around School program and would make it safer for students walking to and from various schools in the Hurstville precinct.

"The school zone on Forest Road will extend a further 102 metres towards Perrys Avenue and 121 metres from Wright to Hudson Street, 227 metres on Crosby Avenue, 22 metres on Ethel Lane, 155 metres on Durham Street, and 40 metres on Lily Street," Ms Petinos 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 and the extended lower speed limit will reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash in these areas."

The new signs will be installed by 29 January, weather permitting, and will come in to effect at the start of term one.

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

There will be temporary traffic changes during our 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, you can call 132 701, visit the Live Traffic NSW website or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

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