New pedestrian crossing improves safety for children and parents

Transport and Streets
10:22, Wednesday, 21st February 2024

A new pedestrian crossing outside one of Scunthorpe’s oldest schools has been completed – enabling parents and children safer access to the school and nearby park and play area.

The crossing, on Rowland Road, is now up and running outside Frodingham Infants School – hot on the heels of a £2.4m refurbishment at the school.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It has been some time in the making but really pleasing to now be able to say this work is almost complete.

“The investment in the school was recently completed, creating a new, ultra modern learning environment for the children – and this complements that perfectly.

“This is further evidence of levelling-up, meaning pupils and parents will be able to be safer when crossing the road to and from school – and it will help at weekends and in holidays when Rowland Road Park is packed with children and families.”

Alongside a new zebra crossing, the road has been narrowed, pavements have been lowered, and a stretch of the road resurfaced. Further safety markings are to be re-instated outside the school.

The project was funded by the government through the Department for Transport (DfT).

The crossing safely connects parents and children to Frodingham Infant School, originally built in the 1860s, which only recently unveiled the refurbishment and extension to its Grade 2 listed building – providing a better space for children to learn and get the best start in life.