Consultation status: closed 14 March 2017
We are proposing to upgrade two existing zebra crossings in Newmarket. These pedestrian crossings are located outside number 103 and number 108 on Carlton Gore Road.
- Upgrade the existing zebra crossing platforms to raised speed tables.
- Install speed table approach warning signs.
- Install "20 km" speed advisory signs.
- Reconstruct footpath outside 103 Carlton Gore Road.
- Reconstruct the pram crossings.
- Install new cesspits.
Why the changes are required
It has been observed that drivers are experiencing difficulty distinguishing these pedestrian crossings, especially when approaching from the west. These upgrades will improve visibility for drivers when pedestrians are intending to or using the pedestrian crossings.
The changes also provide a safer environment by lowering the speed of vehicles approaching the pedestrian crossings.
The proposal received overall support with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Requests for additional warning signs and speed calming
We will upgrade these crossings to raised tables, reducing the overall speed on Carlton Gore Road.
As a result of the
Changes to parking restrictions or removing more parking
We do not believe there is a need to alter or remove more parking spaces along this section of Carlton Gore Road. We will monitor the upgraded crossings to ensure that they operate safely and will make changes if required.
Concerns about the George Street intersection
Concerns were raised about the layout of the George Street, Carlton Gore Road and Football Road intersection. We will investigate changes to this intersection at a later date.
We expect to begin this work from in the 2017/18 financial year (starting July 2017), subject to design changes or funding issues.
Contractors will issue