Works start on Gawler Street pedestrian refuges

Following the consideration of community feedback and a recent planning study, pedestrian safety will be upgraded with the installation of two pedestrian refuges on Gawler Street, Nuriootpa.

Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll said the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure had taken on board the feedback regarding the previously proposed ‘Wombat Crossing’ adjacent to The Co-Op Shopping Mall.

DPTI also worked with The Barossa Council to conduct a planning study which identified the two refuges (shown in the attached concept design) as the preferred option.

“We listened to the feedback from the community and asked DPTI to investigate further to find a better solution to improve safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr Knoll said.

“The most important thing is that this design will keep pedestrians safe and improve traffic efficiency for all users.

“In addition to the two refuges, the project scope will include upgraded LED lighting in the vicinity of the pedestrian refuges, bicycle lanes and road resurfacing.

“This $200,000 project is another welcome investment in the Barossa by the Marshall Liberal Government.”

Works will commence this Sunday, November 24, and will take place between 7am and 5pm, with completion expected in early December, weather permitting.

All roads will remain open to traffic, with a 25km/h speed restriction in place while workers are on site.

Lane and other speed restrictions may apply subject to onsite conditions. Motorists are advised to take care when driving through the area.

DPTI appreciates the cooperation and patience of road users and the community while these important works are carried out.