New Lights And Pedestrian Crossing For Tamworth

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      6 NOVEMBER 2009



A signalized pedestrian crossing and intersection traffic lights will be installed in

Tamworth as part of a Government initiative to improve safety for pedestrians crossing

the Oxley Highway, an RTA spokesperson announced today. 

A pedestrian activated signal crossing will be installed between White Street and Fitzroy

Street on the Oxley Highway (Marius Street) and traffic lights will be installed at the

intersection of the Oxley Highway (Bridge Street) and Belmore Street. 

The improvements will cost about $1M and are part of a State Government initiative to

upgrade marked pedestrian crossings on multi-lane State Government roads.

The RTA spokesperson

said the new facilities and lights would improve safety for

pedestrians, including mobility and vision impaired pedestrians.

“The Oxley Highway is one of the busiest roads in Tamworth. These new lights and

signalised crossings will ensure a safer, more controlled environment for pedestrians and

traffic alike.   

“Importantly, the facilities will make crossing this busy road much easier for less mobile

members of the community,” the spokesperson said.   

Work will start on the Marius Street pedestrian crossing this month.

The Bridge and Belmore traffic lights will be installed in 2010.

The RTA will be removing the existing marked pedestrian crossings at both locations.

The design for the project has been developed in consultation with Tamworth Regional


Community feedback and comments have been considered in determining final

designs for the project.


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