September 23, 2023

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‘It’s been fairly the trek’: building blocks entry to Bridgeport Public Faculty

‘It’s been fairly the trek’: building blocks entry to Bridgeport Public Faculty

Some dad and mom at Bridgeport Public Faculty in Kitchener are pissed off as highway building on Bridge Road continues to influence visitors within the space.

The Area of Waterloo is reconstructing Bridge Road, whereas additionally putting in a brand new pedestrian crossing close to the varsity. The work started in June and is predicted to final till October.

Solely native visitors is allowed down the highway and the varsity parking zone is just open to employees. Consequently, dad and mom are pressured to search out parking down the road and stroll.

“It’s been fairly the trek. My daughter truly thought faculty was going to be cancelled as a result of the development has been happening for fairly a couple of months now,” Nicole Cairndy stated.

‘It’s been fairly the trek’: building blocks entry to Bridgeport Public FacultyBuilding close to Bridgeport Public Faculty Sep 7, 2022. (Colton Wiens/CTV Information Kitchener)

Just one aspect of the sidewalk stays open, which may trigger congestion for the 430 junior kindergarten to grade six college students leaving the varsity. Pedestrians are additionally warned by the varsity to stroll with warning.

“I imply there’s slightly guard rail however sadly it’s not very secure when you may have little ones,” Cairndy stated.

“The sidewalks being so much smaller, it’s a giant inconvenience. Hopefully, it’s finished quickly however we’ll see I suppose,” Amanda Richmond stated.

In line with Cairndy, the development has additionally pressured her to vary her day by day schedule to be on time for when her little one is let loose.

Faculty buses are nonetheless being allowed down the highway. In line with Pupil Transportation Providers of Waterloo Area, drivers work collaboratively with the Area at planning time to make sure a secure service.

“Some initiatives are prolonged into the varsity yr, and we work across the disturbances,” Benoit Bourgault, the Normal Supervisor of Pupil Transportation Providers of Waterloo Area stated in an electronic mail.

In line with the Area, work is predicted to be considerably accomplished by the autumn.