Heathcote community thanked for comments

8 April 2013

Heathcote community thanked for comments on revised bridge design

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) today thanked the Heathcote community for their comments on the revised design of the Heathcote Pedestrian Bridge which has been on display since 15 March 2013.

“RMS is developing plans to build a pedestrian bridge over the Princes Highway at Heathcote, north of the Oliver Street intersection,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“The project aims to improve safety for the many pedestrians, including a high number of students, crossing the Princes Highway between Heathcote station and shops, schools and residences on the other side of the highway.

“RMS displayed an initial design for the proposed pedestrian bridge for community comment from September to mid December 2012 and a revised design with changes from mid March this year.

“RMS received more than 20 comments in the last three weeks on the revised design.

“Key features of the updated design include:

replacing proposed pedestrian ramps with lifts at both ends of the bridge

building stairs at the Heathcote station end of the bridge

dramatically reducing the bridge’s initial proposed footprint and visual impact

implementing a system to activate the current pedestrian crossing if a bridge lift requires service.

“RMS will soon start work to develop the detailed design, finalise the urban design and draft a review of environmental factors for the project.

“RMS thanks all community members and interested parties for their feedback on this project and will keep the community updated as the project progresses,” the spokesperson said.

For more information visit the project page under www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects 

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