SAFETY FIRST! CHANGES COMING FOR SHARP ST, COOMA

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SAFETY FIRST! CHANGES COMING FOR SHARP ST, COOMA


Monday, 9th April 2018

The main street of Cooma is about to become a lot more pedestrian friendly thanks to a $33,000 package of work funded by the NSW Government, Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.

Mr Barilaro said the pedestrian refuge on Sharp Street between Bombala Street and Vale Street will be rebuilt next week to provide a safer and more reliable crossing.

“Like any town, Cooma’s main street is a hive of activity not just with local traffic, but also with pedestrians accessing a range of facilities such as shops,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This work will provide a safer and more useable crossing point in the main street and in turn help to improve access to the town’s shopping strip.

“Work is funded under the Active Transport Program which aims to improve walking and cycling connections within major regional centres and public transport interchanges.

“Aside from improving safety, it’s hoped the project will make walking a more convenient and enjoyable transport option which benefits everyone.”

Work is expected to start on Monday 16 April and will take around four days to complete, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions including a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and the community.

The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.