Pedestrian and road safety improvements in Cremorne

17 MAY 2016

Several improvement and safety projects will be completed in Cremorne in coming weeks which will benefit pedestrians and road users.

“Night work will be carried out on Military Road at Cremorne to reduce flooding and improve road safety on this major arterial road which links the North Shore to the Sydney metropolitan area and carries about 46,000 vehicles per day,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The section of road between Waters Road and Winnie Street has a history of water ponding after rainfall, which impacts pedestrians and motorists as well as the bus stops along this section of road.

“Work to be carried out includes building new kerbs and guttering along Military Road, surveying and adjusting utilities and rebuilding footpaths.

“It is expected this work will improve stormwater runoff and safety for all road users.

“Three trees will be removed to provide access during work and replaced once the essential maintenance project is complete.

“Safety improvements will also be made to the pedestrian bridge across Military Road.

“The bridge to Hampden Avenue between Waters Road and Winnie Street provides an important connection for pedestrians accessing the local shopping strips as well as the SCEGGS Redlands Senior Campus.”

Following community consultation in April, work will be carried out on both projects for up to five nights a week from Monday 16 May for four months, weather permitting.

Work hours will be from 8pm to 5am between Sundays and Fridays with some 24 hour work on weekends.

Changed traffic conditions including reduced speed limits and lane closures may be in place during night work and road users should follow the direction of traffic control and allow extra travel time.

The spokesperson said work would also be carried out at the intersection of Rangers Road and Murdoch Street at Cremorne to improve pedestrian safety.

“A new pedestrian crossing will be built on the southern approach of Murdoch Street with new kerb ramps.

“An additional traffic light will also be installed on the south east corner of the intersection and a taller traffic light post provided in the north east corner to improve visibility for motorists.

“This work is being funded through the Walking Communities Program and will take three shifts to complete between Friday 20 May and Friday 17 June, weather permitting.

“Work hours will be from 7am to 5pm and from 9pm to 5am, weather permitting.”

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