Predestrian safety improved on Lang Street at Kurri Kurri
29 May 2017
Work starts today to improve pedestrian access and safety on Lang Street at Kurri Kurri.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government allocated $200,000 this financial year to install a pedestrian refuge between Mitchell Avenue and Merthyr Street to help pedestrians safely cross the road.
“Work involves installing a concrete pedestrian refuge on Lang Street with concrete islands on both sides of the street to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians,” the spokesperson said.
“The work also includes providing new landscaped gardens on each side of the road to complement the pedestrian refuge and improve the visual amenity in the area.
“To ensure pedestrians can safely access the refuge and sight lines are maintained, some on-street parking will need to be removed.”
Due to the parking changes, some improvements would be made to the existing parking area including resurfacing the road shoulders and installing line marking to provide 90 degree angle parking spaces.
A loading bay will also be provided near the pedestrian refuge for nearby businesses.
Work will be carried out weekdays between 7am and 4pm and is expected to take three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
To ensure the safety of workers and motorists, lane closures and a reduced 40 km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and parking will be occasionally restricted during the work.
Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control, signs and keep to the reduced speed limits.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
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