Work to improve pedestrian safety on the Pacific Highway at Belmont will start this coming Wednesday.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government is providing $600,000 to help pedestrians safely cross the busy main road through Belmont by installing traffic lights around 80 metres south of the Alick Street intersection.
“Work will also involve installing concrete islands on both sides of the highway to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians, and pram ramps to improve access to the new crossing,” Mr MacDonald said.
“To allow this work to be carried out, Roads and Maritime will need to remove a few parking spaces along the northbound lane of the Pacific Highway.”
Work will start on Wednesday 18th April and be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays. Some night work may also be required between 7pm and 5am. It is expected work will be completed by end of May, weather permitting.
For motorist and worker safety, a 40 km/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.
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