Some dad and mom at Bridgeport Public College in Kitchener are annoyed as street development on Bridge Avenue continues to impression visitors within the space.

The Area of Waterloo is reconstructing Bridge Avenue, whereas additionally putting in a brand new pedestrian crossing close to the varsity. The work started in June and is predicted to final till October.

Solely native visitors is allowed down the street and the varsity car parking zone is barely open to workers. Because of this, dad and mom are pressured to search out parking down the road and stroll.

“It’s been fairly the trek. My daughter really thought faculty was going to be cancelled as a result of the development has been occurring for fairly a couple of months now,” Nicole Cairndy mentioned.

Development close to Bridgeport Public College Sep 7, 2022. (Colton Wiens/CTV Information Kitchener)

Just one aspect of the sidewalk stays open, which might trigger congestion for the 430 junior kindergarten to grade six college students leaving the varsity. Pedestrians are additionally warned by the varsity to stroll with warning.

“I imply there’s a bit of guard rail however sadly it’s not very protected when you could have little ones,” Cairndy mentioned.

“The sidewalks being so much smaller, it’s an enormous inconvenience. Hopefully, it’s accomplished quickly however we’ll see I assume,” Amanda Richmond mentioned.

In response to Cairndy, the development has additionally pressured her to vary her each day schedule to be on time for when her little one is let loose.

College buses are nonetheless being allowed down the street. In response to Pupil Transportation Providers of Waterloo Area, drivers work collaboratively with the Area at planning time to make sure a protected service.

“Some tasks are prolonged into the varsity 12 months, and we work across the disturbances,” Benoit Bourgault, the Normal Supervisor of Pupil Transportation Providers of Waterloo Area mentioned in an e-mail.

In response to the Area, work is predicted to be considerably accomplished by the autumn.