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Work to begin on intersection safety upgrade

Work on a major safety upgrade to the intersection of Dalton and Sampson streets will begin on Monday 27 September.

The $145,000 project is funded by the Federal Government through its Black Spot Program, which funds safety measures at locations where several serious crashes have occurred in the past five years.

The works will involve the construction of a raised hot-mix asphalt intersection and pedestrian medians, similar to the one constructed at the intersection of Gardiner and Cecil roads early this year.

UPGRADE: The intersection of Dalton and Sampson streets will receive a safety upgrade.

The investment in this important project is to make the intersection and its surrounds safer.

It’s a busy part of the city and any effort to improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians using our urban roads is of huge benefit to our community.

Raised platforms prompt drivers to slow down as they approach the intersection and that makes a big difference in minimising the risk of crashes.

Once the construction works are complete the Give Way signs currently on Dalton Street will be moved to Sampson Street, giving priority to Dalton Street traffic, which will improve the traffic flow.

The project is expected to take four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The intersection will be closed while the work takes place and signposted traffic detours will be in place via Burrendong Way, Margaret Street, Clinton Street and Prince Street.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area, and slow down and follow the directions of traffic controllers when driving near the work site.

RAISED PLATFORM: The $145,000 project is funded by the Federal Government through its Black Spot Program.

3 Comments

  • Maggie says:

    OCC, why can’t the buses come down Samson Street still and turn into hartis Lane?? Then the bus could turn left onto Albert right onto Dalton left onto burrendong then left along to Prince. There are a few seniors that get the bus at the bus stop on hartis Lane, some have walkers some have trolleys & walking sticks. There were at least three on Monday that were stranded & had no buses turned up cos they’re not aware of the diversions. Do you expect them to walk to Clinton St or burrendong with walkers, these are seniors have you forgotten about the community. Are they to go without food etc. First week at a lockdown and they can’t get a bus service disgraceful. Media needs to be informed as well.

    • Council Communications says:

      Thank you for your comment. The upgrade of the Sampson/Dalton Streets intersection is an important safety project for the local community and Council staff wrote to residents in the neighbourhood outlining the project before work began. The bus company also posted notices in the area. Despite those efforts, it’s unfortunate that there was some confusion and unexpected impacts for local residents. Orange City Council and Orange Bus Lines have agreed that bus services would begin as usual from tomorrow (Thursday) in Hartas Lane. Thank you for your patience.

      • Mike says:

        Well said Maggie!! Council never wrote to me either & a few others I’ve spoken to, nothing on Orange buslines website either about diversions.

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