Ison Road project goes to school

Harsiffat, 3, enjoys the recent visit of Ison Road overpass team members to Folkstone Early Learning Centre in Werribee. (supplied) 418026_01

Local children learnt about the Ison Road overpass project when members of the construction team visited two Werribee schools recently.

Team members visited Walcom Ngarrwa Secondary School and Folkstone Early Learning Centre earlier this month to conduct lessons and activities related to construction of roads and bridges and managing water on construction sites.

The students undertook hands-on activities involving water testing and flow management on construction sites designed to complement the students’ environmental sciences studies as part of the Year 7 curriculum.

Kinder kids from the early learning centre dressed up in high-vis vests and hard hats as they learnt about engineering, construction and the importance of road safety using building blocks to create their own bridges and road networks.

The Folkstone session included a reading of the children’s book Roadworks, copies of which were donated to the centre.

Major Road Projects Victoria program director Tim Price, said the team enjoyed the school visits and the opportunity to teach students about Ison Road Overpass in fun and interesting ways.”  

“Spending time in the community to share our knowledge and help everyone learn about the project and roadworks is an important part of our work,” Mr Price said.

Once complete, the Ison Road Overpass will extend over the Melbourne-Geelong railway line toward the Princes Freeway and is expected to cater for nearly 29,000 vehicles a day by 2036 

It’s hoped the overpass will minimise traffic in central Werribee and reduce congestion.  

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Cade Lucas.