After consulting with the community Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has started work to install a safety fence along a section of Windsor Road at Baulkham Hills.
“The NSW Government provided $400,000 for the installation of a 265 metre pedestrian fence in the Windsor Road median from the intersection of Seven Hills and Old Northern roads to just south of Charles Street,” Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, said.
“Pedestrian surveys carried out by RMS in 2010 showed 138 pedestrians risked their lives in a 12 hour period by crossing Windsor Road without using the pedestrian crossing.
“The fence will guide people to cross the road at the pedestrian activated traffic lights at the intersection of Seven Hills and Old Northern roads, reducing the possibility of someone being hit by a car.
“The Hills Shire Council and the Sydney Hills Chamber of Commerce gave the proposal their support during the community consultation phase.”
The project is expected to take around two months to complete, weather permitting. To minimise disruption to motorists work will be carried out at night from Sunday to Friday between 8pm and 5am the next morning.
“The project team will take every step to minimise the impact of noise on nearby residents and businesses,” Mr Elliott said.
“During the work motorists are reminded to follow the signs and directions from traffic controllers. Reduced road work speed limits are enforceable.
“Motorists should plan for delays of up to five minutes due to changed traffic conditions while work is being carried out,”