A problem intersection in the heart of the Liverpool CBD will soon receive a $325,000 upgrade.
Liverpool Council has welcomed funding from the State Government to install traffic lights including signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Speed Street, Pirie Street and Bigge Street in the Liverpool CBD to improve road safety and southern access to the city.
“This intersection has an unsatisfactory road safety record and Council moved at its 25 February 2015 meeting to install temporary measures to address this,” Mayor Ned Mannoun explained.
“Thanks to the Roads Maritime Services (RMS) funding, we can now install permanent traffic signals that will properly regulate vehicle and pedestrian movements and improve traffic flow around the area.
“Other benefits will include reduced delays for motorists and better connections for pedestrians and cyclists, with a shared path planned along Speed Street linking it to the railway station and CBD.
“We thank our local Members of Parliament for their support for this issue, and in particular than Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons for her efforts in helping us to secure the funding necessary to implement these important changes in the heart of our city.”
Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons said: “I am pleased that the NSW Government has been able to fund these works that are set to benefit both pedestrians and motorists alike. The installation of traffic signals at such a busy intersection will go a long way toward improving traffic flow in the Liverpool CBD.”
Works will begin as early as next month (May) and be completed by mid-2015.