Official opening .. Mayor Dan Gordon (right) was joined by student leaders from Woodend School, School Principal Adrienne Simpson, Jim Harland from NZTA, and representatives from Beca and Fulton Hogan who worked on the project, to cut the ribbon and declare the crossing open for business .

Work to make it safer for Woodend School students and the community to cross SH1 has been completed.

Installation of new traffic signals outside the school was finished ahead of the start of the new school year.

Representatives from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Fulton Hogan and Beca talked to some of the school’s student leaders about the project on Tuesday and made the first ‘official’ crossing.

Mayor Dan Gordon and School Principal Adrienne Simpson were also there to celebrate completion of the work and try out the new crossing. The temporary crossing, which was put in place in November when work started, has been removed.

Road users are asked to take care as everyone becomes familiar with the new crossing.latest Running SneakersMens Flynit Trainers