Pirie Council is installing a safe crossing on Ellen street

WORK: Council Construction and Maintenance Worker Jared Rayner installing the safe crossing point on Ellen Street.

WORK: Council Construction and Maintenance Worker Jared Rayner installing the safe crossing point on Ellen Street.

WORK: Workers on the job creating the safe place to cross on Ellen Street.

WORK: Workers on the job creating the safe place to cross on Ellen Street.

Families with young children will soon have a safe place to cross our main street, thanks to a $25,000 project.

Port Pirie Regional Council has started work on installing a safe crossing point in Ellen Street.

The area of work between the Flinders View Park playground and the ANZ Bank will include pram ramps on the footpaths, to help families crossing the busy road.

With one side completed, council will soon start on the latter part of the project which will see the removal of a piece of the median strip to make room for the crossing.

Council will use local traffic contractor Max Traffic to close one lane on each side of the main street.

Contractors will be out on the road daily from 6.30am to 4pm and will be maintaining social distancing.

A council spokesperson said work is going on as usual, while following government guidelines.

"We are still trying to do our normal works," said the spokesperson.

"The parks and gardens crew were out in Spencer street in the Risdon Park area and they were doing some work on the irrigation system.

"We are also keeping up with mowing and tree trimming, so we are trying to keep general works and maintenance as business as usual, while maintaining social distancing."

The crossing is expected to be installed by Friday, April 24.

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