Transport for NSW has developed a proposal for improvements between Merthyr Street and Cantwell Street aimed at reducing the risk of crashes.
APR 2021Have your say
The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposal. A copy of the proposed design and information about how to provide feedback is outlined in the April 2021 project notification (PDF, 1.15Mb).More information
Comments are invited by Monday 19 April 2021.
We will carefully consider your feedback and provide an update to the community on the outcomes and next steps for the project.
This $2 million project is being funded through the Federal Stimulus Road Safety program which is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
Between October 2014 and April 2020, there were 12 crashes along this section of Lang Street including seven rear-end crashes, two crashes involving turning vehicles and three crashes involving pedestrians.
The proposal aims to address these crash types and reduce the risk of crashes between Merthyr Street and Cantwell Street.
The proposal involves:
- Resurfacing the road, adjusting drainage and installing new line marking
- Providing right turn and left turn lanes into Stanford Street, Greta Street and Heddon Street
- Building three concrete pedestrian refuges and a wide painted central median to allow pedestrians to cross one direction of travel at a time
- Adjusting parking to accommodate the left turn lanes and pedestrian refuges, which will involve installing a section of angled parking between Merthyr Street and Stanford Street, and Stanford Street and Greta Street.
- Removing some parking spaces in front of properties to accommodate the new proposed pedestrian refuges.
Cessnock City Council are also proposing some work to complement Transport’s proposed safety improvements. This includes:
- Building a concrete footpath between Stanford Street and Greta Street connecting to the new refuge
- Building a concrete footpath from the bus stop near Heddon Street to connect to the new refuge located between Heddon Street and Cantwell Street.
April 2021 project notification
Have your say - Proposed safety improvements on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri.
For more information about this project, please contact:
Phone: 02 4908 7735
Mail: Paul Galvin, Transport for NSW Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle 2300