After 11 years, Main Roads signs have been installed outside Margaret River Independent School to improve visibility of the campus from Bussell Highway. Over the recent school holidays, three retroreflective signs in Aircraft Blue, were erected indicating the upcoming school entrance. Since 2012, MRIS has actively pursued ways to reduce the speed limit outside the school with little success. The school’s relatively unique situation on Bussell Highway, a primary route for thousands of commuters has been the main reason Main Roads has been reluctant to reduce traffic speed. The installation of signage finally came to fruition after several parents recently contacted Main Roads to share concerns about road safety at MRIS, in particular, for vehicles entering and exiting the highway. Main Roads Network Operation Manager, Alan Roberts agreed that MRIS is difficult to see from the road, and motorists approaching or passing the school entrance may not be aware of the school, and the vehicle turning movements that may be associated with it. MRIS Principal, Wendy Roediger said she was thrilled that some measures have been taken to make motorists more aware that they were approaching a school. “The surrounding area has become a lot more populous since our school started in 1982, so we are thankful and relieved to have some signage to increase safety for our families and the general community.”
Signing up for Safety at MRIS 1