Pedestrian fencing to improve safety on Hume Highway at Bankstown

5 September 2014

Safety for all road users will be improved with pedestrian fencing to be installed on the Hume Highway west of the Chapel Road intersection at Bankstown.

Roads and Maritime Services consulted with the community earlier this year on the installation of a 100 metre length of fencing on the central median of the Hume Highway outside St Felix Catholic Primary School,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said

The fencing aims to improve the safety of students and other pedestrians by directing them to cross at traffic lights at the intersection of Chapel Road and Hume Highway.

During consultation the community was supportive of the proposal and requested the overall length be extended by 70 meters to run for a total length of 170 metres.

Roads and Maritime will carry out work to install the new fencing in coming weeks with community letters to be issued in advance of work starting.

“Every effort will be made to minimise impacts from installation,” the spokesperson said.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks residents, businesses and road users for their feedback to the project.

For information on road projects under way in Western Sydney visit

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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