The new path along the north side of Kilmore-Lancefield Road in Kilmore will connect Kulin Drive and Church Street, particularly assisting families at Kilmore Primary School.

KILMORE Primary School students and families are set to enjoy improved safety in 2022, with construction starting on a new shared user path on the north side of Kilmore-Lancefield Road.

The new path will connect Kulin Drive and Church Street, making it safer and more accessible for students and their families to walk or ride to school.

The $865,000 project will help with safety along the road, which attacts about 4000 vehicles each day.

Pedestrian crossings at both ends of the shared user path will also be upgraded along with the parallel parking area opposite the school, helping avoid wet and muddy conditions in winter.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the project would be a welcome upgrade for the school and surrounding area.

“We listened to the community and are getting on with this vital work, so that our Kilmore kids can get to and from school safely and easily,” she said.

“This project is an example of how we’re working to support active and healthy lifestyles while also improving safety for our most vulnerable road users.”

A safety barrier will be installed at the Conway Street intersection to protect path users from turning traffic, as well as electronic speed limit signs near the school to alert drivers of reduced speed limits when entering the school zone during drop-off and pick-up times.

The project is expected to take up to 10 weeks to complete.