Have your say on Cary Street improvements

4 July 2014

Roads and Maritime Services is reminding community members to provide feedback on a proposed upgrade of Cary Street between The Boulevarde and Victory Parade at Toronto with comments on the proposal due by Friday 11 July.

“In the five years to December 2012 there were 27 crashes on Cary Street between James and Bay streets, with 12 crashes resulting in injuries,” a spokesperson for Roads and Maritime said.

“The proposed design aims to reduce queuing on Cary Street and improve travel times and safety for motorists.

“The design includes installing traffic lights at the Donnelly Avenue and James Street intersection and right turn bays on Cary Street for northbound and southbound traffic.

“The upgrade would also include pedestrian paths and lighting on the western side of Cary Street between Thorne and Bay streets and a new pedestrian crossing to provide safer access to local businesses and residences.

The spokesperson said more than 20,000 vehicles travel along Cary Street each day to access residential, commercial and recreational areas in the Toronto CBD and on the western side of Lake Macquarie.

“The upgrade aims to address the delays motorists experience during peak times at this location due to turning traffic sharing a lane with through traffic.”

A drop in session was held on Thursday 26 June at the Toronto Multi Purpose Centre.

For those who were unable to attend the session, the proposed design can also be viewed at Toronto Motor Registry, 136 Cary Street at Toronto on weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm and on Saturdays between 8.30am and noon.

Roads and Maritime will then consider feedback in the final design.

For more information about the project or to view the proposed design visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects.

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