Work starts on essential intersection improvements at Matraville
18 January 2018
Motorists and pedestrians will soon benefit from improvements to the intersection of Bunnerong Road, Franklin Street and Perry Street at Matraville with work starting this week.
A spokesperson said Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out work to change lane configurations, install new turning arrows and build new kerb ramps to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists.
“This is fantastic news for the Matraville community and this work will aim to minimise the incidence and severity of crashes at this intersection,” the spokesperson said.
“This is one of the busiest intersections in Matraville with more than 30,000 vehicles driving through each day so it is essential this improvement work is carried out.
“Work will involve installing right turn lanes on both approaches to Bunnerong Road and adding a new green arrow signal to existing traffic lights to allow vehicles to turn right without having to negotiate through oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
“Improvements will also include red arrow signals for all pedestrian crossings when activated and new pram ramps surrounding the intersection to improve safety for pedestrians.”
Work will be carried out until Tuesday 20 February between 8pm and 5am, excluding Saturdays and weather permitting.
“Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of noise to residents and businesses,” the spokesperson said.
Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of all signs and traffic control.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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