Pedestrian safety set to improve on Lake Entrance Road Oak Flats

19 September 2011

“The work involves installing pedestrian activated traffic lights to help people crossing Lake Entrance Road at Minga Avenue,” a Roads and Traffic Authority spokesperson said.

“The lights will only stop motorists when pedestrians push the button to cross the road, minimising delays.

“The Roads and Traffic Authority consulted with the community which led to improvements being made to the original proposal.

“Bicycle crossing lights will now also be included at the existing traffic lights at Minga Avenue which links to a shared path, making it easier for cyclists to cross the intersection.

“The traffic lights will provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians needing to cross Lake Entrance Road to get to the nearby shopping complex and other services.

“The Roads and Traffic Authority will install about 85 metres of pedestrian fencing on the concrete median to guide pedestrians to the traffic lights,” the spokesperson said.

The work started today and is expected to be completed in October, weather permitting.

This $300,000 project is funded by the NSW Government.

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