Council, at the request of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have commenced work on a new pedestrian crossing in Woolgoolga.
The work involves removing the existing children’s crossing and replacing it with a marked crossing on Solitary Islands Way (formerly the Pacific Highway)and is adjacent to the new Woolworths development.
Following the opening of the Woolworths supermarket pedestrian movements have changed as vulnerable pedestrians, mainly the elderly, need to cross Solitary Islands Way throughout the day to access the supermarket.
This increased pedestrian movement creates a safety issue which will be address by the addition of the marked pedestrian crossing.
As pedestrian crossings cannot be placed on multi-lane roads this section of the road has also been narrowed to one lane north and south.
Drivers should take extra care at this intersection during and after construction and should always give way to pedestrians on the road.
Further information is available by contacting Council on 02 6648 4000.