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Pedes­tri­ans will soon ben­e­fit from safety im­prove­ments af­ter fund­ing was ap­proved by The Hills Shire Coun­cil to build a tem­po­rary pedes­trian bridge across El­iz­a­beth Macarthur Creek, be­side Memo­rial Av­enue, in Kel­lyville.

Hills Shire Coun­cil­lors ap­proved the $112,189 foot­bridge dur­ing a Coun­cil Meet­ing last Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 14.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Coun­cil­lor Yvonne Keane said this was a win for res­i­dents, com­muters and pedes­tri­ans who use the busy road on a daily ba­sis.

“The tem­po­rary pedes­trian bridge will be built along­side Memo­rial Av­enue, sep­a­rat­ing mo­torists from pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists,” Mayor Keane said.

The 16-me­tre pedes­trian bridge will be re­moved once Memo­rial Av­enue is up­graded by the Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices, but will act as a tem­po­rary so­lu­tion to ad­dress safety con­cerns in the mean­time.

Ten­ders for another four bridges was also ap­proved dur­ing the Coun­cil Meet­ing in­clud­ing a pedes­trian bridge over Cat­tai Creek in Cas­tle Hill (next to the Cas­tle Hill Show­ground).

Another bridge con­nect­ing Rose­bery Road, in Kel­lyville to Chain­mail Cres­cent, in Cas­tle Hill re­ceived the nod of ap­proval, while another pedes­trian bridge will be con­structed over Smalls Creek Way, Beaumont Hills to the fu­ture Oxlade Street re­serve, Kel­lyville.

Fi­nally, a pedes­trian bridge over a trib­u­tary of Cat­tai Creek be­tween Strath­fil­lan Way and Ge­or­gia Ter­race, Kel­lyville also re­ceived ap­proval on the night.

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