Have a say on pedestrian improvements on Lang Street at Kurri Kurri

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a proposal to improve pedestrian access and safety on Lang Street and Kurri Kurri.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $200,000 this financial year to install a pedestrian refuge between Mitchell Avenue and Merthyr Street.

Mr MacDonald said, “Proposed work would involve installing a concrete pedestrian refuge to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians.”
“Concrete paths connecting with the existing footpath and pram ramps would be provided to improve accessibility at the refuge,” he said.

“The work would also include providing new landscaped gardens on each side of the road to complement the pedestrian refuge and improve the visual amenity in the area.”

To ensure pedestrians can safely access the refuge and sight lines to pedestrians are maintained, some on-street parking would need to be removed.

Mr MacDonald said due to the proposed changes to parking, some improvements would be made to the existing parking area including resurfacing the road shoulders and installing line marking to provide defined parking spaces.

Community members are invited to provide feedback by Friday 25 November by emailing Roads and Maritime’s project manager Tekin Colak at tekin.colak@rms.nsw.gov.au or phoning 02 4924 0651.

All feedback will be carefully considered before the design is finalised. For further project information please visit the Roads and Maritime website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

View the original media release.

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