Pedestrian safety boost for the Grand Parade

3 March 2014

Pedestrian safety boost for the Grand Parade at Ramsgate Beach

Pedestrian safety is soon to be improved on The Grand Parade at Ramsgate Beach with a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing to be installed south of Emmaline Street.

"Roads and Maritime Services invited community feedback last year with 47 submissions received to the proposal, the majority supportive," Mr Flowers said.

"The NSW Government has provided $500,000 toward the improvements. Stage one work will involve preparation of the area by Rockdale Council with the crossing installation to be carried out by Roads and Maritime.

"The upgrade will be carried out for four months from later this month.

"Stage one work will include improving the entry and exit point at the northern entrance to the Cook Park car park, moving two bus stops, closing the southern entrance to Cook Park car park opposite Emmaline Street and installing new footpaths, kerb and gutter.

As part of stage two work, Roads and Maritime will install the traffic lights, pedestrian ramps to connect the new crossings and replace line making and signs.

"Motorists and residents will be advised in advance of work hours by letter and electronic message signs will provide information about changed traffic conditions including partial lane closures to ensure road user safety.

"Every effort will be made to minimise noise from the work on residents and businesses," Mr Flowers said.

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

Media Contact: Chris Sullivan 9597 1414

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