Work starts on pedestrian fence on Kingsway at Cronulla
21 December 2012
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will start work in early January to improve pedestrian safety on The Kingsway at Cronulla, between Croydon Street and Elouera Road.
From 2006 to 2011, five crashes including one fatality occurred as pedestrians attempted to cross The Kingsway between Abel Place and Croydon Street instead of at the traffic lights.
Pedestrian fencing will be installed to direct pedestrians to the existing crossings at the traffic lights and reduce the risk of pedestrian crashes.
As a result of feedback from NSW Police, RMS has also decided to extend the median fence a further 12 metres, up to the Elouera Road intersection.
RMS will carry out night work between 8pm and 5am from Monday 7 January to Friday 18 January 2013 to install:
- 82 metres of pedestrian fence on the centre median of The Kingsway, extending from the existing pedestrian crossing at the Mall to Elouera Road
- 60 metres of pedestrian fence on the centre median of The Kingsway, extending from the existing pedestrian crossing at the Mall to east of Croydon Street
- Four short sections of pedestrian fence on the kerbside of The Kingsway, around the existing signalised pedestrian crossing at the Mall.
No kerbside parking will be lost on The Kingsway as a result of the changes.
Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the work on local residents and business operators.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution, obey all signs, and allow extra travel time.
For traffic information contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit www.livetraffic.com.