Night work starts on Oxford Street at Paddington

8 April 2013

Night work starts on Oxford Street at Paddington

Motorists and residents are advised Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will carry out night work on Oxford Street between County Avenue and Queen Street at Paddington to reinstate a median island removed in 2012 and resurface the road.

“RMS will carry out essential work to reinstate a median which was removed as part of Ausgrid utility work last year and resurface sections of Oxford Street to create a smoother road surface,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“Night work will be carried out from 11 April to 3 May between 8pm and 5am between Sundays and Fridays.

“Street parking on some sections of Oxford Street will be impacted while work is carried out as traffic is redirected around the work space in the middle of the road.

“Traffic controllers and electronic signs will be in place to direct motorists and ensure parked cars are moved between 10am and 7pm in the city bound and eastbound bus lanes on Oxford Street during the three weeks of essential work.

“RMS thanks motorists for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience.

“Local businesses are being informed directly by doorknock and letter box drop.

“In addition to this essential work, RMS is continuing investigations into alternative pedestrian safety and traffic flow plans for Oxford Street.

“In late 2012, RMS received 430 submissions to the proposal of a pedestrian fence and local street access changes along this section of Oxford Street.

“While many community members acknowledged safety and traffic flow issues in their submissions, RMS received feedback concerning potential negative impacts on local business and pedestrian access as part of the proposal.

“Alternative options will be presented to the community later in 2013, with timing dependent on the outcome of investigations.

“For more information on the Oxford Street pedestrian safety project call RMS Project

Manager Navin Prasad during business hours on (02) 8849 2907, email OxfordStreetImprovements@rms.nsw.gov.au or visit the project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects,” the spokesperson said.

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