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Road Closures – Parkland Drive to Grecian Way 14-19 May

8 May 2018

Road Closures – Parkland Drive to Grecian Way 14-19 May

We have been informed by the highways authority that there will be a series of road closures close to the school during the week beginning 14th May.

From 14 – 16th May Grecian Way will be closed to all traffic from Quarry Lane (just outside the school gates) to Woodwater Lane.

From 16th – 19th May Parkland drive will be closed to all traffic from Woodwater Lane to Pynes Hill.

Stagecoach have informed us that the school buses are unaffected by this closure. However the D service will be diverting via Broadfields Road in both directions, so the closest stops to school will be the ones between Quarry Park Road and Broadfields Road.

DURING THIS PERIOD, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ALONG QUARRY LANE TO DROP OFF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL.

The road closure will have a major impact on traffic flow outside the school gates and in particular at the start and end of the school day.

Many parents currently stop on the yellow zig-zag area outside school to drop off students. Stopping on zig-zags is banned at school-run times. While it may be well known that you can’t park on yellow zig-zag lines, you also can’t wait or even stop momentarily to drop off or pick up passengers, according to the UK Highway Code.

Therefore, we would like to encourage parents to drop off children in Broadfields Road so that they can walk to school along Quarry Lane. Alternatively, parents may like to drop their children near to the Toby Carvery, where they can use the pedestrian crossing to cross the dual carriageway and enter the school by the pedestrian entrance.