Overdue makeover for bus bay

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Principal Mike Wright (above) is very pleased with the new bus bay fronting South Otago High School in Balclutha.

‘‘We think this was the first proper upgrade to the space since the 1940s,’’ he said.

‘‘The old set›up was pretty run› down and not really up to modern expectations, but now we have plenty of room out of street traffic, shelter for a whole class, safety bollards and great accessibility.

‘‘We’re lucky. SOHS is a very well appointed school. The Ministry of Education has been incredibly supportive with this as a ‘shovel› ready project’.

‘‘The school board managed finances very well, as they have historically, and we really appreciate the quality tradesmanship of Antony Groenewegen, Clem Munro, Shane Bichan and their teams.’’

REPORT & PHOTOS: NICK BROOK