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Lava St pedestrian crossing

Lava St crossing completed

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The new mid-block crossing in Lava Street will increase mobility and safety in the city centre for walkers, people with prams and those on scooters or wheelchairs.

The crossing, between Kepler and Liebig streets, include pedestrian operated traffic signals became operational on December 2.

The crossing, which has pedestrian reserves on the north and south approaches, was built at a cost of $240,000.

Warrnambool City Council Manager City Renewal Tanya Egan said the need for the crossing was first identified in the City Centre Structure Plan, adopted by Council in mid-2012.

“The crossing provides a safe link between the busy north and south retail sections of Lava St,” Ms Egan said.

“The mid-block crossing follows the examples in Liebig and Koroit streets which are popular with shoppers in the city centre.

“The crossing and the requirement for the pedestrian reserves have resulted in the loss of eight car parking spaces but judging by the way in which people have instantly embraced the new crossing we feel the benefits outweigh the loss of parking spaces.”
 

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