A school principal has backed the installation of a safer crossing for children in Moulder Street.
Orange Public School principal Brad Tom said providing an island refuge at the intersection of Moulder and Hill streets would improve student safety.
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“The island provides security for the children,” he said.
“In Orange we have broad roads. Because of the width it is difficult for the children to cross.”
The work is part of a state government funded program completed by Orange City Council to upgrade crossings.
Western NSW Parliamentary secretary Rick Colless said it was one of 500 schools in NSW to benefit.
“It is not just within the school zones themselves but in this particular case there has been median strips put in the middle of the road and better line-marking,” he said.
Orange mayor Cr Reg Kidd said the funding was part of an ongoing program to upgrade school crossings.
“We have a number [of applications] in there with the state government for safety crossings for children,” Cr Kidd said.