SAFETY IMPROVES FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS ON MEMORIAL AVENUE
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.