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The City of Canterbury Bankstown has applied the brakes at a busy intersection in Revesby, installing traffic lights as part of a strategy to improve road safety.
Mayor Khal Asfour said the lights are now operational at the intersection of Bransgrove and The River Roads.
"This is about improving safety for pedestrians and motorists," Mayor Asfour said.
"We are only able to install traffic lights and pedestrian crossings based on criteria set by the NSW Government – Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
"This includes the number of vehicles and pedestrians using a road each day, and whether there have been accidents reported involving injuries."
The latest official data from the RMS showed there had been, on average, three accidents a year at the intersection, with the majority of them involving motorists turning right into The River Road."
Councillors Steve Tuntevski and Linda Downey, who joined the Mayor in viewing the new traffic improvements today, also welcomed their completion.
"This was a blackspot, one we have now helped to resolve. Pedestrians are now able to safely cross The River Road and Bransgrove Road, while motorists can turn right more safely from Bransgrove Road into The River Road," Clr Tuntesvski said.
"This is a great result for the local community and it’s one I’m very pleased we have been able to deliver," Clr Downey said.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is investing $4.4 million on traffic improvements in 2017-18.
This includes improvements to traffic lights at two Bankstown intersections - Rickard Road and Jacob Street, and the corner of Rickard and Chapel Roads – which were completed late last year.
To see a list of upcoming road, footpath and traffic improvements projects, visit cb.city/councilprojects
27/02/2018 1:49 PM