Drivers urged to be mindful of school crossing supervisors 

Greater Shepparton City Council is urging drivers to travel safely along Verney Road in Shepparton and be mindful of children and school crossing supervisors, with nearby roadworks causing increased traffic volumes in the area.

Council is currently undertaking safety improvement intersection upgrade works at New Dookie Road and Wheeler Street, which has seen traffic reduced to one lane in each direction. As a result, traffic flow has been impacted, in particular at the intersection of Hawdon Street, Verney Road and Balaclava Road.

Council’s school crossing supervisor at this site is in place to ensure parents and children can cross safely to attend nearby schools. Motorists travelling through this area are reminded to please be mindful of pedestrians and other road users.

Council will be increasing school crossing supervisor resources at this intersection to improve pedestrian safety while the roadworks are underway.

Motorists are reminded to follow the traffic signals in place when travelling through the area and remain patient during peak times. Council thanks residents for their cooperation and continued safety on the roads.

The intersection upgrade works are expected to be completed by the start of May 2023.

/Public Release. View in full here.