Improved safety for pedestrians will be a key outcome of upgrade work being undertaken at O’Connell and French Streets where they intersect with the Great Western Highway at Kingswood.
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP said the works at this intersection will benefit pedestrians and cyclists by providing clearer crossing points, while also improving safety and driving conditions for motorists.
“This is a key road safety upgrade for Kingswood,” Mr Ayres said.
“Construction is underway that will see a new pedestrian and cyclist crossing on O’Connell Street, a new pedestrian crossing on French Street, plus a new set of traffic lights.
“The project will install a new overhead traffic post, making the lights easier to see at a distance and will also add red turning arrows to the traffic lights.
“All four crossings will be upgraded with wider kerbs, to make pedestrian and cyclist access easier and safer. The new crossing on O’Connell Street will also provide a link between existing cycle ways.”
To minimise inconvenience, works will be carried out during the night, with the crossings remaining open for pedestrians during construction.
These important safety upgrades that are expected to be completed by mid-November, weather permitting.