Have a say on pedestrian improvements on Lindesay Street, East Maitland

Monday, 5 December 2016

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a proposal to improve pedestrian access and safety on Lindesay Street at East Maitland.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $550,000 this financial year for improvements to pedestrian connections between Cumberland Street and Raymond Terrace Road.

“Proposed work would involve installing three pedestrian refuges and upgrading pedestrian facilities near the High Street roundabout to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The work would also include building connecting footpaths to the refuges, kerb and gutter and ramps to improve pedestrian access.

“To ensure motorists have a clear line of sight and to allow for the pedestrian refuges, 23 on-road car parking spaces would need to be removed and a bus stop between Narang and George streets relocated around 40 metres east.”

Mr MacDonald said a 70 metre section of Lindesay Street near the intersection of Pierce Street would be resurfaced with water main adjustments carried out between High Street and Raymond Terrace Road.

“Roads and Maritime will consult directly with property owners affected by the removal of on-road parking spaces,” he said.

Community members are invited to provide feedback by Friday 9 December by emailing Roads and Maritime’s project manager Jo Withford at jo.withford@rms.nsw.gov.au or phoning
0400 076 608 during business hours.

All feedback will be carefully considered before the design is finalised. For further project information please visit the Roads and Maritime website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

View the original media release.

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