Construction has started today on a new pedestrian refuge on Oakland Avenue just north of Ashton Avenue at The Entrance.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Liberal National Government has provided $150,000 for work which will improve pedestrian safety and connections to the local shopping precinct for the community.
“It was encouraging to hear the positive feedback from the community about this proposed improvement work during consultation in March,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The project work will follow the proposed design shown back in March, which will involve installing concrete footpaths, islands and pram ramps on both sides of the street to improve access to the new pedestrian refuge.”
“Not only will it improve access, the new refuge will also improve safety for pedestrians by allowing them to cross one direction of traffic at a time,” Central Coast Councillor Jilly Pilon said.
Work is scheduled to start this Sunday 27th May and is expected to be completed by mid-June, weather permitting. To minimise motorist impact, work will be carried out at night from 7pm to 5am between Sunday and Thursday. Some work also will be required during the day between 7am and 6pm.
For the safety of workers and motorists, lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during work hours.
A detour through Ashton Avenue, Copnor Avenue and Armidale Street will be required for up to five nights for new line marking and refuge installation.
Motorists are advised to allow up to five minutes extra travel time during this work, to drive to the conditions, and to follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists for their patience during this time. For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.