Council backs two pedestrian crossings for Nuriootpa

DPTI’s plans for a pedestrian refuge on Gawler Street, Nuriootpa which The Barossa Council have backed, in addition to a second refuge to the west of Second Street.

A traffic report into the region’s busiest precinct in Nuriootpa has recommended two options to significantly improve pedestrian safety.

Discussed at yesterday’s meeting of The Barossa Council, elected members agreed two pedestrian crossings be installed. The first located between Murray Street and Second Street and the second west of Second Street.

The preferred option by Council will now go to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure who will develop plans for installation.

Council’s manager of engineering services, Mr Steve Kaesler, said in his report to elected members in considering the matters evaluated in the study, the need for a designated crossing point is justified based on current traffic and pedestrian volumes, which are expected to increase with future development of Nuriootpa, estimated to be approximately 1,000 new residential allotments within the next five years.

“The use of two consecutive devices of the same type would provide a consistent approach for pedestrian and vehicle use along Gawler Street, and may receive a more favourable acceptance by local residents,” said Mr Kaesler.

“It may also result in more predictable driver and pedestrian behaviours and therefore lead to a safer outcome.”

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