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Council to implement shared zone in Junction Court

Shoalhaven City Council is advising motorists to prepare for changes in Junction Court as work is undertaken to create a shared zone.

 

Traffic will be significantly slowed in Junction Court after the RMS provided approval for a 10km/h speed limit and construction of a speed hump within the roadway.

 

Mr Stewart said Council staff were working closely with the RMS to address pedestrian safety issues in this area.

 

Mr Stewart said that with over 1,800 pedestrians and 200 motor vehicles utilising Junction Court daily it was imperative that local residents take care when using this area.

 

“Council staff have recently observed a concerning number of pedestrians choosing not to comply with the road rules relating to the crossing of a traffic light controlled intersection at Junction Court,” said Mr Stewart.

 

“Pedestrians are reminded to use the push buttons at the entrance to the court and must only cross on the pedestrian phase, unless within the designated shared zone.” said Mr Stewart.

 

Council will be installing a number of treatments within Junction Court in the coming weeks to help define the shared zone and address issues with pedestrian safety.

 

These include -

 

·         A 10km/h shared zone will commence approximately eight metres to the east of the traffic lights. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded that when driving or riding in a shared zone, vehicles need to give way to pedestrians and keep to the 10km/h speed limit.

 

·         A speed hump will be installed west of O’Connell Lane.

 

·         Chains will be installed over a short distance between the bollards east of the marked signalised foot crossing in Junction Court in an effort to encourage pedestrians to cross at the traffic lights.

 

In the interim, Mr Stewart said Council requests motorists to drive with caution when entering Junction Court given the high pedestrian nature of the area.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart - 4429 3298

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