Improvement work will begin on Sunday to provide safer pedestrian access at the Wallarah Road and Walker Avenue intersection at Kanwal.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government is providing $375,000 to install an extra traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing at the eastern approach of the intersection.
“In the five years to June 2016, there were 16 crashes at this location including three crashes which resulted in pedestrian injury,” Mr MacDonald said.
“This work will involve line marking changes, rebuilding the existing concrete median and installing new pram ramps to improve access to the new and existing pedestrian crossings.”
“To allow this work to be carried out, Roads and Maritime will need to remove the existing pedestrian fence on the northern side of the intersection. Some tree branches will need to be trimmed to improve line of sight for motorists and pedestrians near the traffic lights.”
Work will start this Sunday 22nd April and is expected to be completed in three weeks, weather permitting.
To reduce the impact to motorists, this work will be carried out Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am.
For the safety of motorists and workers, a 40km/h reduced speed limit and lane closures will be in place during work hours.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the direction of signs and traffic control. Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this time.