We sought feedback on a proposal to improve road user safety and pedestrian connectivity at the intersection of Frederick Street and Coane Street, Merewether.
Frederick Street is a collector road and Coane Street a local road. At the intersection, Frederick Street has priority with ‘Give Way’ restrictions on Coane Street. There is a slight bend on Frederick Street through the intersection.
Several crashes have occurred at the intersection in recent years and impeded sight lines combined with busy traffic and occasional speeding make it difficult for pedestrians to cross.
Initially, construction of a pedestrian refuge, raised medians, kerb extensions and kerb ramps at the intersection of Coane Street and Frederick Street were proposed. However, further investigation and analysis of turn movements have indicated that these measures cannot all be accommodated. In addition, requests have been made for a pedestrian crossing on Frederick Street.
What was proposed?
We sought feedback on a proposal for a raised pedestrian crossing on Frederick Street, on the southern side of the intersection with Coane Street. The scope of works include:
- Construction of a raised pedestrian crossing on Frederick Street, south of the intersection with Coane Street
- Kerb extensions on the southeast and southwest corners of the intersection of Frederick Street and Coane Street
- Minor footpath works on the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of Frederick Street and Coane Street
- Upgrade of street lighting at the crossing (as required, subject to a street lighting assessment)
- Minor drainage works
- Signage and linemarking
Two on street parking spaces will be lost to accommodate the crossing.
How we use feedback
We sought community feedback and will make an informed decision on this project.
All comments received will be reported to a future Council meeting for consideration, before a final decision is made.