Have a say on plans to improve pedestrian safety at North Wollongong

18 June 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that traffic lights could soon be installed at a major North Wollongong intersection to improve pedestrian safety.

Mr Ward announced that the NSW Government has provided $100,000 to investigate pedestrian safety upgrades at the intersection of Bourke Street, Keira Street and Virginia Street.

“Traffic lights would help facilitate the movement of pedestrians in a safer and more efficient way,” he said.

““The plan would involve installing traffic lights at the intersection of Bourke Street, Keira Street and Virginia Street as well as providing two lanes in each direction for vehicles to travel through the intersection.

“The intersection would also be resurfaced and line marking updated to reflect the changes.

“Community members are invited to have a say on the plan to install traffic lights at this busy pedestrian area.

“Feedback can be provided to Roads and Maritime Services by completing an online survey available at www.rms.work/bkv before Sunday 8th July.

“Motorists are also advised of changed traffic conditions from next week at the intersection of Memorial Drive and the Princes Highway at North Wollongong as the project to widen the existing ramp from three to four lanes and reconfigure the intersection continues.

“The next stage of work will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on motorists.  This includes laying cables under the road, upgrading the traffic signals and resurfacing the road at the intersection. 

“Work will be carried out between 8pm and 4am Sunday to Thursday until the end of August. There will be no work on Friday and Saturday nights.

“Lanes will be closed and the exit ramp may also need to be closed intermittently.

“Detours, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Motorists are advised to check electronic message boards for up to date information, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control,” Mr Ward concluded.

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

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