Traffic lights switched on at Centre Road and Knight Street

Traffic lights switched on at Centre Road and Knight Street

Posted on 12. Apr, 2010 in Clayton Update

Hong Lim MP, Member for Clayton today announced that the new traffic lights at the intersection of Centre Road and Knight Street in Clayton have been switched on.

“The community has campaigned strongly for the installation of these lights to improve safety at this location.

“I also wish to acknowledge the unwavering efforts of the family of Mrs Anna Tsavasilis, who tragically lost her life while crossing Centre Road near this site in August 2008, for this project.

“The completion of these important works is a lasting testament to the family’s ongoing support and campaign to improve safety at this location.

“These new traffic signals will provide a safe crossing point for all pedestrians, and also ensure the safety of motorists turning into and from Centre Road and Knight Street.

“This $486,000 project also has the full support of Kingston Council, which contributed $50,000 towards the cost.”

Hong Lim said the intersection of Centre Road and Knight Street was chosen as the preferred site for the traffic signals after extensive public consultation.

“The intensive investigation into a preferred site for these traffic lights focused on finding the most appropriate location on Centre Road for a signalised crossing to improve safety for all road users, including pedestrians.

“The completed works also included improved street lighting, widening of the medical centre driveway, improvements to line marking and improvements to the pedestrian walkways on Centre Road and Knight Street.

Kingston City Council Mayor Steve Staikos welcomed the new lights in Clayton and said it was wonderful for this project to be realised.

“Kingston Council’s partnership with the State Government will improve safety for local pedestrians crossing Centre Road.”

“Projects such as this one are vital to the local community, and I’m pleased to say that this Government has listened to the local community and taken action to improve safety at this location,” Councillor Steve Staikos said.

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