New pedestrian crossing on Turton Road at Waratah

Thursday 26 April 2018

The community in Waratah will benefit from pedestrian safety improvement work starting this Sunday on Turton Road.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government is providing $150,000 to help people safely cross Turton Road by installing a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing just north of Station Street.

“Improvements will also involve line marking changes and installing concrete footpaths and ramps to improve access to the new crossing,” Mr MacDonald said.

“A ramp will also be provided for on-road cyclists to easily leave the road to access the existing shared path on Station Street.”

Work will start on Sunday 29th April and be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Some night work will also be required from 7pm to 5am between Sundays and Wednesdays.

It is expected work will be completed by end of May, weather permitting.

For motorist and worker safety, a 40 km/h reduced speed limit and lane closures will be in place during work hours. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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