PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, BUT CAR PARKS WILL GO:

Road crossing ‘soon’

A proposed pedestrian crossing for the main street of Two Wells will go to public consultation next month, with up to five car parks flagged to go when it is constructed.

District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the proposed $15,000 crossing was a result of community feedback and was earmarked for between the local IGA store and the post office.

Mr Mansueto said a recent traffic survey recorded an average of 2700 vehicles travelled each week-day along the main street of Two Wells, with the peak number of vehicles occurring between the hours of 9am and 10am, and again between 3pm and 4pm.

The survey also noted nearly 80 people per hour, between the peak time of 3pm and 4pm, crossed the street at the proposed pedestrian crossing site.

The construction of the crossing will be slightly elevated – what is termed a “wombat” crossing – and speed restrictions will be introduced.

And the crossing can’t come soon enough, following an accident near the post office on Friday, June 21, in which an elderly lady was hit by a reversing car and was taken to hospital.

Two Wells Police officer, brevet sergeant Grant Devlin, said he had been in contact with council to support the crossing and said the accident last month was a pertinent reminder for drivers and pedestrians to stay alert, particularly at peak times. “It’s a timely reminder people should look behind before reversing from that area,” bv-sgt Devlin said.

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