Milton gets the green light for new traffic
New traffic lights are being installed at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Wason Street to help ensure safer, more reliable journeys through Milton.
Senator Perin Davey said this project is a part of the Australian and New South Wales Governments’ joint $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program.
“The Safer Roads Program will deliver much-needed road safety improvements while creating around 950 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the projects,” Senator Davey said.
“A number of steps are being taken to decrease the visual impact of the traffic lights for the area, including reducing the height of the traffic light poles, dimming the lights at night to reduce light impacts in the town centre, and preserving and expanding the brick footpath.
“These changes have been made to the project following consultation with businesses in the surrounding region.”
State Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the new set of traffic lights will increase safety and resolve a key bottleneck for the town and for commuters along the highway.
“The current zebra crossing will be removed and pedestrians will cross the highway using traffic signals,” Ms Hancock said.
“This will make it safer for pedestrians crossing the road and enable us to better manage traffic flow and congestion, especially during peak travel periods.
“We are making the transport network safer and more reliable, while preserving the village character of Milton.”
For more information on the project, visit Wason Street, Milton Intersection Improvements.