A road safety upgrade is on the way for Hambledon Public School students with the upcoming installation of new signage for the extension of school zone operating hours.

Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly said the changes were being made in response to adjustments to school operation hours as well as to an increase in population and traffic in this growing area of Sydney.

“Sydney’s north-west is booming and Quakers Hill is part of this growth,” Mr Conolly said.

“Transport for NSW is upgrading the school zone infrastructure throughout this area, covering five streets and four intersections.

“The existing 2.30pm to 4pm school zone time will be changed to 2pm to 4pm while the morning school zone times from 8am to 9.30am will remain in place.

“The earlier start of the afternoon school zone accommodates students finishing at 2.15pm, under staggered dismissal times introduced to reduce exposure to COVID-19.

“The 2pm school zone start time protects students and enables the school crossing supervisor to operate at appropriate times while keeping the entire community safe.”

This work will involve replacing the static and flashing school zone signage on Whitehaven Avenue, Bali Drive, Morrell Crescent, Sonter Street and Isaac Place at Quakers Hill.

The work will take place across three weekday shifts between Monday 11 April and Wednesday 27 April from 7am to 5pm.

There will be temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe with lane closures in place that may affect travel times.

Motorists are advised to keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.

The work will be completed before the start of Term 2 to reduce impact on the community.

For information call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

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