Roads and Maritime Services will start work this week to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Wilfred Barrett Drive and Bungary Road at Noraville.
“Work will involve installing a concrete pedestrian refuge on Wilfred Barrett Drive, south of Bungary Road, installing connecting footpaths to the refuge and bus shelter on the western side and between the cycle path and pedestrian refuge on the eastern side,” the spokesperson said.
“The NSW Government allocated $500,000 for pedestrian and cyclist safety improvements at the Wilfred Barrett Drive and Bungary Road intersection. Feedback from the community and stakeholders was considered in the final design of the project, which is now ready to go ahead.
“There will also be a dedicated northbound lane on Wilfred Barrett Drive to assist motorists turning right out of Bungary Road and replacing and improving drainage pits.”
The spokesperson said to allow the pedestrian refuge to be installed close to the intersection, northbound motorists will no longer be able to turn right into Bungary Road from Wilfred Barrett Drive.
“Permanent signage will be installed at Denison Street to advise motorists to turn right at the Denison Street intersection if they are travelling to Norah Head.
“Also, in response to community feedback and further investigations, a dedicated left turn lane for vehicles turning into Bungary Road is no longer included in the project.”
Work is scheduled to start on Wednesday 29 November and will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm. Some work may need to occur at night between 6pm and 5am and on Saturday between 8am and 1pm.
No work will be carried out Friday 22 December to Monday 8 January 2018. Work is expected to be completed in March 2018, weather permitting.
For the safety of workers and motorists, lane closures and a 40 km/h speed limit will be in place while work is being carried out. Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and signs.
Roads and Maritime Services invited comments on the proposed project in September last year and thanks the community and stakeholders for providing feedback.