Have your say on $300,000 safety project

Have your say on $300,000 safety project on Old South Head Road at Rose Bay and Vaucluse

21 March 2014

Have your say on $300,000 safety project on Old South Head Road at Rose Bay and Vaucluse
Community members and public transport users are invited to give feedback to a proposal to upgrade existing pedestrian refuges and install several new refuges on Old South Head Road at Rose Bay and Vaucluse.

“Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to install new crossing points along busy Old South Head Road to improve pedestrian safety and access, especially to and from bus stops,” a spokesperson said.

“The NSW Government has provided $300,000 to improve safety on this section of road in response to community concerns, recent pedestrian crashes and high traffic volumes travelling through the eastern suburbs.

“The existing pedestrian refuges at Princess Street and Lancaster Road will be widened and some parking will need to be removed to ensure they meet Australian Standards.

“Changes to kerbside parking spaces and relocation of bus stops would be required to ensure safety and visibility of pedestrians.

“Community members are invited to give feedback to the upgrade of existing refuges and the installation of new pedestrian refuges proposed at Kobada, Military and Diamond Bay roads.

“The upgrades aim to improve safety by offering a two stage crossing of Old South Head Road with refuges wide enough to accommodate prams and bikes and improved access to bus stops for residents and pedestrians.

“There would be no changes to traffic lanes as part of the work which would likely start before June if the project is approved,” the spokesperson said.

Community feedback to the proposal is invited to Project Manager Stephen Brown by Friday 4 April by calling (02) 8849 2491 during business hours, or by emailing Steve.Brown@rms.nsw.gov.au or mailing feedback to PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.

All comments received will be considered in the development and final assessment of the proposal.

CONTACT:  Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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