More changes for Nowra’s Junction Court

Nowra's Junction Court, closed recently to stage its first event after being returned to a traffic thoroughfare. More changed are coming to the area including a 10km/hr speed limit, a speed hump and chains for pedestrian safety.

Nowra's Junction Court, closed recently to stage its first event after being returned to a traffic thoroughfare. More changed are coming to the area including a 10km/hr speed limit, a speed hump and chains for pedestrian safety.

MOTORISTS and pedestrians are being advised to prepare for more changes in Junction Court as work is undertaken to create a shared zone.

Traffic will be significantly slowed in Junction Court after the RMS approved a 10km/h speed limit and the construction of a speed hump within the roadway.

Council staff are working closely with the RMS to address pedestrian safety issues in this area.

Shoalhaven City Council Assets and Works director Ben Stewart said with more than 1800 pedestrians and 200 motor vehicles using Junction Court daily it was imperative local residents took care when using the area.

“Council staff have recently observed a concerning number of pedestrians choosing not to comply with the road rules relating to the crossing of a traffic light controlled intersection at Junction Court,” Mr Stewart said.

“Pedestrians are reminded to use the push buttons at the entrance to the court and must only cross on the pedestrian phase, unless within the designated shared zone.”

Council will be installing a number of treatments within Junction Court in the coming weeks to help define the shared zone and address issues with pedestrian safety.

These include:

A 10km/h shared zone will start approximately eight metres to the east of the traffic lights. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded that when driving or riding in a shared zone, vehicles need to give way to pedestrians and keep to the 10km/h speed limit.

A speed hump will be installed west of O’Connell Lane.

Chains will be installed over a short distance between the bollards east of the marked signalised foot crossing in Junction Court in an effort to encourage pedestrians to cross at the traffic lights.

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