Work to start on new traffic lights to improve safety at Enfield
21 February 2020
Safety will soon be improved at the busy intersection of Coronation Parade and Hill Street at Enfield with work starting next month to install new traffic lights.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said work starts on Monday 16 March, with the new traffic lights expected to be switched on in June.
“The new traffic lights will help address safety concerns at this intersection, where there have been reports of multiple accidents and near misses in recent years, including a pedestrian fatality in 2017,” the spokesperson said.
“Motorists and cyclists turning right from Hill Street onto Coronation Parade will particularly benefit because the intersection is on the crest of a hill, which can impact visibility for road users turning right towards Georges River and Punchbowl roads.
“Pedestrians will also experience improved safety with the installation of signalised pedestrian crossings at the traffic lights, which is great news for community members travelling to the bus stops on either side of Coronation Parade or the local parks, homes, churches and businesses nearby.”
The NSW Government has been engaging with the local community regarding the plans, including a ‘have your say’ period in September.
Residents in two houses impacted by the new traffic lights have been offered assistance including a new ‘No Parking’ space, widened driveways and tree removal to help ensure safe access to and from their homes.
Work will be carried out at night from 8pm to 5am Sunday to Friday, during the day from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting and excluding public holidays.
The community will be kept updated as the project progresses.