Wallerawang residents are set to have a safer way to walk across the busy intersection between the top of Barton Avenue and Pipers Flat Road.
A pedestrian refuge will be installed on the northern end of Barton Avenue to help residents stay out of the way of traffic as much as possible.
Lithgow councillor and Wallerawang resident Joe Smith thanked operations manager Iain Stewart for his work to get the project rolling at the council meeting on May 29.
“We were in desperate need of this and it’s great to get it over the line,” Cr Smith said.
At the previous ordinary meeting on May 8, Cr Smith said the safety issues at the Pipers Flat Rd bridge needed to be urgently addressed.
“It’s an accident waiting to happen and we need to fix it up now,” he said.
The construction of the pedestrian refuge will include the following sub-projects:
- Installing Pedestrian and Refuge Island signage in advance of the refuge.
- Installing parking restriction signage in the vicinity of the refuge.
- Removing a portion of Armco railing at the refuge location.
- Constructing a concrete path connecting the existing footpath to the crossing.
- Conducting appropriate education program to inform public on appropriate use of the facility.
- Checking and if required, modifying existing lighting to comply with Australian Standards.
- Modifying of the No Stopping signage.