Proposed works, Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
This project involves the installation of pedestrian safety fencing in Edgeworth David Avenue from Pacific Highway to Albert Street (see attached plan). It is planned that construction (by private contractor and supervised by council) will commence on Monday 25 May. The fencing being installed has been made possible due to the Federal Government Blackspot Funding program. This section of Edgeworth David Avenue is a direct walking route for residents who live in the high density zoned apartments within Waitara as well as students accessing the school from Hornsby Train Station. While there are three signalised crossing intersections within this 190 metre section of road, pedestrians are taking their preferred desire line and not using the signalised pedestrian crossings provided. In recent history there have been three pedestrian casualties (1 fatal, 2 injuries). It is hoped that this fencing will direct pedestrians to the safest place for them to cross the road. Some traffic delays maybe incurred during construction, however, appropriate traffic control measures will be implemented and work undertaken during certain hours to minimise disruption.
Simon Comish. Ext:6877 (Senior designer)
Lesley Tipping. Ext. 6616 (Road Safety Officer - Client)
Campbell Jones. Ext.6679 (Construction Engineer)