District Spends $100,000 On Cross Walk for Riverside School

Posted: 2018-07-18 07:25:19 By: hbr

Riverside School should be getting a little safer in the near future, as the District of Muskoka has agreed to create a pedestrian walkway across Brunel Road.

The stop will have lights, as well as being audible, with tactile surfaces to help with accessibility, and is expected to cost around $100,000.

The school board owns roughly 20 acres of land across from the school, where students regularly take part in activities like cross-country skiing, making maple syrup and outdoor education programs. According to school staff, up to 240 students could be crossing Brunel Road on any given day.

Although the speed limit in the area was recently reduced, Riverside staff the safety of students along Brunel Road is still an issue.

The new crosswalk should be ready for the 2018-2019 school year.