Marrickville intersection upgrade to improve pedestrian access

6 March 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is carrying out work to improve pedestrian safety and access at the intersection of Sydenham Road, Frazer Street and Livingstone Road at Marrickville.

“This $300,000 project involves closing the left turn slip lane from Sydenham to Livingstone Road which will improve safety by allowing a larger pedestrian island to be built,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“When the left turn slip lane closes motorists will be able to turn from Sydenham to Livingston Road at the traffic lights, except for vehicles nine metres or longer. Signs will be installed to guide motorists.

“The traffic lights will also be changed to provide a pedestrian crossing phase across Frazer Street.”

Most of the work will be carried out at night to minimise disruptions, with some minor work during the day.

“The work will generate some noise, but the project team will make every effort to reduce its impact on nearby residents and businesses,” the spokesperson said.

Lane closures will be in place on weekdays from 8pm to 5am. Motorists are reminded to follow signs and directions from traffic controllers at all times. Road work speed limits are enforceable.

The NSW Government funded project is expected to take around six weeks to complete, weather permitting.

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