Lighting the way for improved pedestrian safety in Wollongong
21 February 2018
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that pedestrians will soon benefit from improvements to the intersection of Corrimal Street and Market Street in Wollongong.
Mr Ward said that Roads and Maritime Services will upgrade the traffic lights at the intersection by adding right and left turn arrows to provide greater protection for pedestrians crossing the road.
“Corrimal Street is an area with high pedestrian activity as it has a number of bars and restaurants nearby,” he said.
“The NSW Government has allocated $60,000 for the upgrade to improve safety for the many pedestrians who use this intersection daily.
“Work will only have a minor impact to traffic and be carried out during the day from Monday 26th February and is expected to be completed in about a week, weather permitting.
“The switch is scheduled for the night of Monday 5 March, when the traffic lights will be blacked out for several hours.
“Traffic controllers will be on site to manage traffic through the site and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for road user safety.
“I thank local motorists for their patience during this time,” Mr Ward concluded.