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Project description

Council is upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing on Kilvington Drive, Emerald (located near Emerald Bakery) to a flashing zebra crossing.

Works include:

  • Construction of new raised asphalt pedestrian crossing.
  • Installation of flashing amber pedestrian lights
  • Kerb and channel
  • Line marking
  • Additional safety signage
  • Tactile crossing installation
  • Lighting
  • Landscaping work including garden bed preparation and planting shrubs

To improve the safety of pedestrians and drivers accessing nearby businesses in Emerald, the existing crossing will be formally upgraded to a raised flashing zebra crossing.

 

Funding

This project is funded through Council’s capital works program and footpath network expansion program.

Progress update

Construction is scheduled to start from Monday 3 June 2024.

Council has appointed Camlex Electrical Pty. Ltd as the contractor to complete these works on its behalf.

Construction is expected to be completed in August 2024, conditions permitting.

It is anticipated that the lights will be turned on by October 2024, and at this point, all traffic management will be removed, and the crossing reopened to pedestrians.

Disruptions

  • Traffic management including reduced speed limits and traffic and footpath detours will be in place until construction is complete, and the lights are turned on.
  • The crossing will be closed during
  • The crossing will remain closed to pedestrian access, until the flashing crossing lights are turned on by Ausnet (approx October 2024).
  • Once major construction is completed, the Bakery seating and sections of the road will be reopened to traffic.

Access

  • The seating located outside the front of Emerald Bakery will be temporarily closed while construction takes place.
  • The post boxes and post office will remain open and accessible.

Detours

During construction, please access the pram crossings located at the roundabouts to safely cross the road.

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Project Highlights
  • Construction to start in early June 2024
  • Construction is expected to be completed in August 2024, conditions permitting.
  • Crossing lights are expected to be turned on by October 2024, pending Ausnet approvals
  • It’s expected that the crossing will be complete and reopened to pedestrian access in October 2024.