Underpass is “well-used”
DESPITE never counting the number of students using the Billy Day underpass, which was built four years ago, the Department of Transport and Main Roads says the infrastructure has made a difference to kids' safety.
"The safety of everyone who travels on our roads, including pedestrians and our youngest road users, is our top priority," a Transport and Main Roads spokesman said.
"We built the St Mary's underpass to significantly improve pedestrian safety, providing a way for school children to safely travel between campuses without needing to negotiate and cross the four-lane Cunningham Hwy (Wood St).
"The underpass was built primarily for the use of St Mary's students, however members of the public are also making good use of the facility to safely cross Wood St and avoid the highway.
"Since the opening of the underpass, there have been no reported accidents involving pedestrians at this location."
Was it worthwhile? Do the students use it? Leave a comment below.