Work to begin on intersection safety upgrade

Work on a major safety upgrade to the intersection of Dalton and Sampson streets will begin on Monday 27 September.

The $145,000 project is funded by the Federal Government through its Black Spot Program, which funds safety measures at locations where several serious crashes have occurred in the past five years.

The works will involve the construction of a raised hot-mix asphalt intersection and pedestrian medians, similar to the one constructed at the intersection of Gardiner and Cecil roads early this year.

UPGRADE: The intersection of Dalton and Sampson streets will receive a safety upgrade.

The investment in this important project is to make the intersection and its surrounds safer.

It’s a busy part of the city and any effort to improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians using our urban roads is of huge benefit to our community.

Raised platforms prompt drivers to slow down as they approach the intersection and that makes a big difference in minimising the risk of crashes.

Once the construction works are complete the Give Way signs currently on Dalton Street will be moved to Sampson Street, giving priority to Dalton Street traffic, which will improve the traffic flow.

The project is expected to take four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The intersection will be closed while the work takes place and signposted traffic detours will be in place via Burrendong Way, Margaret Street, Clinton Street and Prince Street.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area, and slow down and follow the directions of traffic controllers when driving near the work site.

RAISED PLATFORM: The $145,000 project is funded by the Federal Government through its Black Spot Program.

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