WSD/Carlyle Gardens Pedestrian Crossing Point Scheduled For Next Week

The long-awaited built-out pedestrian crossing point on Woongarra Scenic Drive near Carlyle Gardens is scheduled to commence next week.

The design for the project was completed a couple of years ago however the works have been postponed due to the 2010 & 2011 flooding events which obviously caused a number of capital projects across the region to be re-prioritised.

The project incorporates built out kerbs which narrows the distance of roadway that pedestrians would have to cross and this is particularly helpful for elderly and infirm residents.

Being located near a bend in the road, the position provides excellent vision to the north & south along WSD.

A sealed bus bay will also be included against the eastern alignment and just south of the crossing with a connecting concrete path being istalled to link up with the crossing. This will greatly assist those residents with mobility devices and portable shopping trolleys.

A tender for the work was approved late last year with an anticipated completion date of mid-January this year however flood mitigation works are still causing delays with a number of proposed projects. Thankfully, most residents understand the obvious impact on Council’s capital projects and operations that result from a $70M+ damage bill from the two devastating events.

On a kindred note, I recently arranged for a bus shelter to be installed on the western side of the road (outside the shopping centre) for residents waiting to be picked up and this up-coming work will now compliment the overall facilities available to bus travellers in the area and especially those residents of Carlyle Gardens.

A diagram of the proposed design works is pasted below….

Proposed Pedestrian Crossing Point - WSD

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