Pedestrian safety receives a boost on Hume Highway

20 February 2014

Pedestrian safety receives a boost on Hume Highway at Bankstown

Pedestrian safety is soon to be improved on the Hume Highway at Bankstown with pedestrian fencing to be installed in front of St Felix Primary School between Meredith and Chapel streets to encourage safer crossing and reduce crash risk.

“Roads and Maritime Services will upgrade the fencing in response to representations made by the school community,” Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP said.

“Work to upgrade the fencing will be carried from Monday 3 March, weather permitting.

“The installation will be carried out on weeknights for about a week between 9pm and 5am.

“The project will involve removing the existing fencing panels, drilling into concrete and installing the new panels.

“Motorists are advised changed traffic conditions including partial lane closures will be in place to create a safe working area and to ensure road user safety.

“Motorists are advised to follow signs, reduced speed limits and directions from traffic controllers.

“Every effort will be made to minimise noise from the work on residents and businesses,” Mr Williams said.

The work forms part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to improving safety across the network for all road users.

Media: Ray Williams 8882 9555

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