Pedestrian safety improvement work starts
11 February 2014
Pedestrian safety improvement work starts at Marrickville
Pedestrians and other roads users in Marrickville will soon benefit from improved safety at the intersection of Addison Road, Illawarra Road and Agar Street at Marrickville with work to install two new pedestrian crossings starting on Thursday 20 February.
“The NSW Government has provided $300,000 to install the new crossings at the existing set of traffic lights to provide an increased level of protection for pedestrians,” Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP said.
“New kerb ramps to connect the new crossings and line markings will be installed on weekdays between 7am and 3pm with some minor work to be carried out from Sundays to Fridays between 8pm and 5am, weather permitting.
“The project is expected to be complete in about four weeks, weather permitting.
"The work is part of the NSW Government's commitment to improve access, safety and convenience for pedestrian crossing in this busy shopping precinct," Mr Williams said.
Signs and traffic control will be in place to direct motorists. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and traffic delays from the work.
Motorists are reminded to follow reduced speed limits and the direction of traffic controllers.
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Media: Ray Williams 8882 9555
View the original media release (PDF).