A barren image of The Parade has been revealed by two private property owners who are carrying out damaging and irreversible roadwork today.
With just 24 hours’ notice before the work is set to begin at the intersection of The Parade and George Street, Norwood, the two property owners sent a letter to traders and business owners.
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters – which received a copy of the letter yesterday – is strongly opposed to the roadworks on Adelaide’s premier main street.
The roadworks have been approved by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) after it was lobbied by the two private property owners who wanted dedicated right-land lanes installed, in addition to a ‘scramble crossing’.
The Council’s General Manger of Governance and Community Affairs, Lisa Mara, said residents, visitors and traders will face traffic delays, road works and other disturbances to accommodate works which will not improve the issues at this intersection.
“The letter states that there will be night works for three weeks. This is a significant impact for the local businesses which rely on dinner patrons, movie-goers and other visitors – particularly as we enter Spring and the weather gets warmer,” Ms Mara said.
“The letter has come after a trader repeatedly raised concerns with DIT about the absence of a works schedule or traffic management plan.