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Critical safety changes to High Street, Belmore Road on cards

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Critical safety changes are on the cards for two major thoroughfares in Maitland and Lorn.

And, Maitland City Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to make the vital alterations along High Street and Belmore Road respectively.

At various times of the day, each road experiences heavy usage.

So, both have been earmarked for pedestrian safety improvements due to high foot traffic and vehicle volumes.

The enhancements include the implementation of a High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) incorporating 40km/h speed limits, traffic calming measures such as raised crossings and additional signage.

The proposed changes would apply to High Street in Maitland, between Ward and Victoria streets, and Belmore Road in Lorn from The Avenue to approximately 90 metres north of Allan Street.

“Although the HPAA focuses on vulnerable road users like pedestrians, these modifications are implemented as part of a broader approach to achieving road safety objectives with the aim to reduce risks and prevent accidents on our road network,” Maitland City Council’s operations manager transport and infrastructure engineering Chris Pinchen said.

“Feedback on this proposal will help us finalise plans to ensure both streets are safer for our community… for the future.”

Visit yoursay.maitland.nsw.gov.au/speed-changes-hhpa to view the plans and have your say by Monday 3 June.

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