A pedestrian refuge will be built on Wilson Street, Horsham to further improve safety for pedestrians crossing this busy road, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today.
“The refuge is a win for the community which petitioned the Rural City of Horsham for the much needed safety improvement,” she said.
The $15,000 pedestrian refuge will be built on Wilson Street, the main road through Horsham, immediately west of McGee Court.
“I congratulate the Rural City of Horsham for taking such a strong role in liaising with the community to ensure this project becomes reality.
“The State Government was pleased to partner the council in seeing this project become reality by providing half the funding.
“The preferred site was chosen after the council trialled several sites along Wilson Street late last year.
“During these trials, the council took into consideration residents’ requirements and the impact on parking in this busy part of the city before the final decision on a site was made,” Ms Tierney said.
The pedestrian refuge consists of an island in the centre of the road to provide a staged crossing for pedestrians.
“This means that only one lane of traffic needs to be crossed at a time, which will improve safety for all pedestrians that cross this busy road,” Ms Tierney said.
The pedestrian refuge will be constructed by the end of March. The project will be jointly funded by the State Government and the Rural City of Horsham.