Pedestrian safety improvements on the way for Ashfield community

20 April 2018

The community spoke and Roads and Maritime Services listened, with work starting next month on pedestrian safety improvements along Frederick Street at Ashfield.

A spokesperson said the NSW Government is funding the project under its Safer Roads Program which aims to make NSW roads safer and reduce crashes on the road network.

“Work will be carried out to improve pedestrian safety along Frederick Street at the intersection of John and Henry streets from Monday 14 May,” the spokesperson said.

“The community has raised a number of safety concerns and this work will aim to reduce pedestrian crossing distance as well as increase visibility and safety at these key intersections.”

The spokesperson said work will be carried out to rebuild the pedestrian crossings and new traffic islands, relocate utilities, resurface the road and provide new line marking.

“Work will also be carried out to relocate the existing bus stop on the northern side of Frederick Street near John Street around 25 metres west to improve visibility for pedestrians and motorists,” the spokesperson said.

“A raised concrete median will also be installed approaching the pedestrian crossing at John Street to improve road safety.

“This important safety work will aim to improve road user safety and reduce the incidence of pedestrian related crashes along Frederick Street.”

The spokesperson said work is scheduled to be carried out between Monday 14 May and Tuesday 4 September, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.

Work will be carried out up to five nights a week from 8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday, weather permitting.

“Work is expected to take up to six night and 22 day shifts to complete and may be noisy at times but all measures will be taken to minimise impact to residents, including staging work and completing the noisier tasks by 1am,” the spokesperson said.

For the safety of workers and motorists, lane closures will be in place during work hours which may affect travel times.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of traffic control and signs.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Questions and comments about the night work schedule can be provided to the project team by Monday 30 April by writing to Network and Safety South East Precinct, PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124 or via email to networksydney.south@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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