Pedestrian safety upgrade at key Warilla intersection
22 MARCH 2016
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that work will start early next month to improve pedestrian safety by ensuring the road is crossed only at the traffic lights with the installation of a fence at a key intersection in Warilla.
Mr Ward said that the New South Wales Government has allocated $100,000 to install an 80 metre long pedestrian fence on both Shellharbour and Lake Entrance roads.
“Crashes involving pedestrians crossing the road away from the traffic lights have occurred at this intersection,” he said.
“In the five years to December 2014, there were four crashes involving pedestrians.
“This project will reduce the crash risk by guiding pedestrians to traffic lights and preventing them from attempting to cross the road at unsafe locations.
“Work is scheduled to start on Monday 11th April and be carried out by Shellharbour City Council on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.
“Work to install the fence will result in changed traffic conditions including lane closures to ensure safety for workers and motorists.
“The local community will also be notified of work dates and times before installation work begins,” Mr Ward concluded.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358
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