A construction firm involved with the Stocklake Link Road scheme is working with a nearby school as part of an additional project.
North Midland Construction is doing some work on widening the entrance at Stocklake Park School as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme (CSR).
Project manager Alex Spencer said: “As we are working on the link road, we are based close to the school anyway.
“The link road is a big job and it will cause some disruption to the school so we want to give something back.
“The entrance to the school has a pinch point so two cars cannot pass through in opposite directions at the same time.
“At pick-up and drop-off times you only need a few cars to be waiting on either side and the queues go back towards the main road.”
Stocklake Park is a special school for pupils aged 11 to 19.
Mr Spencer added: “We are doing this project for free.
“We have five people working on it and it is about a 40-week job.
“We are about a quarter of the way through.
“We are planning to do another job for the school as well after this so it is not just a one-off.
“The school has been very accommodating letting us on to their land so it works both ways.
“The wider road should help with easing congestion and making traffic flow easier at a very busy time,” he added.
Principal of the school Chris Ludlow said: “It has been a pleasure to have North Midland Construction working near Stocklake Park School.
“They are very supportive of the school and also incredibly friendly.
“They are always ready to give the students a wave or a thumbs up.
“Community links are a major focus for Stocklake Park, so we are delighted to have formed this relationship.
“I would like to thank North Midland Construction for the improvements they have made to the school entrance, and by creating this two way road, congestion at the beginning and end of the school day has been greatly eased.”
The Stocklake Link Road Highway Improvement Scheme includes the new link road, which goes from the Park Street roundabout and links to a junction at Douglas Road.
CSR involves companies engaging in “actions that appear to further some social good, beyond the interests of the firm and that which is required by law.”