Transport for NSW is improving safety at the intersection of Coronation Parade and Hill Street, Enfield by installing new traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings.
In September 2019 Transport for NSW (TfNSW) invited the community to provide feedback on a proposal to install new traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Coronation Parade and Hill Street, Enfield. After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the proposal with minor changes. Work will begin on Monday 16 March 2020.
In September 2019 Transport for NSW (TfNSW) invited the community to provide feedback on a proposal to install new traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Coronation Parade and Hill Street, Enfield. After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the proposal with minor changes.
Analysis carried out by TfNSW found that new traffic lights at this intersection would be the most effective way to improve safety for all road users. The new traffic lights will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross Coronation Parade and for road users to turn right from Hill Street. Crash data gathered from 2014 to 2018 shows 16 crashes at the intersection at Hill Street and Coronation Parade, including two serious injury crashes and one pedestrian fatality. This data and resident feedback prompted TfNSW to carry out further investigation work to determine what safety improvements could be made at this location. Other options including installing a roundabout and banning the right turn from Mitchell Street were considered, however failed to increase safety for both pedestrians and motorists.
Work will begin on Monday 16 March 2020. We will be working up to five nights per week so we can complete our work in less time, limiting the impact on the local community.
Before the work starts, we will be on site for one night shift to carry out investigations to prepare for the main work. We will provide residents with 24 hours’ notice prior to attending.
The key features of the project include:
- installing new traffic signals to allow for safer turns from Hill Street onto Coronation Parade
- establishing new signalised pedestrian crossings with new concrete footpaths on all approaches to the intersection
- installing ‘No Stopping’ zones and removing approximately five car parking spaces on Coronation Parade
- removing the existing concrete median on Hill Street
- removing a tree fronting 80 Coronation Parade to ensure the new traffic lights are easy to see and trimming other nearby trees
- installing a ‘No Parking’ space on the westbound approach to the new traffic lights
- carry out driveway adjustments
The key benefits to the community include:
- improved traffic flow at this intersection and approaches
- improved safety for pedestrians and road users.
On Friday 13 September 2019 TfNSW informed the community and key stakeholders about the proposed improvements to the intersection of Coronation Parade and Hill Street Enfield. The notification outlined the key changes to the intersection to improve safety for all road users and also invited members of the community to contact our delivery partner LT Joint Venture for more information about the proposal. Our delivery partner LT Joint Venture also carried out a targeted doorknock of local residents on Monday 16 September 2019.
TfNSW received feedback from 21 customers via email, phone, or in person. In total 15 people supported the proposal, two did not state a preference, and four opposed the proposal.
TfNSW would like to thank everyone who provided feedback.
After listening to the community about concerns around driveway access into and out of their property, TfNSW has decided to progress the project with minor changes.
As a result of the community feedback, a ‘no parking space’ will be installed on the southbound approach to the new lights and minor driveway work will be carried out.
For more information please contact our service provider LT Joint Venture:
Phone: 1800 735 563
Mail: LT Joint Venture, PO Box 380, Rockdale, NSW 2216