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New shared path Edmund Rice Drive, Southport

Girl riding a bike along shared path

Commencing: September2019
Completion: March 2020
Total project cost: $535,500

Project information

Works are commencing on construction of new shared path along the western side of Edmund Rice Drive, Southport. The project will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and support active travel in the area.

Construction details

Works include:

  • new shared path
  • new kerbs and line markings
  • new DDA-compliant pedestrian ramps
  • new electrical lighting.

As part of these works the following will be necessary:

  • removal of minor vegetation and garden bed from the road reserve
  • temporary removal of some on-street parking during construction
  • permanent removal of two car parking spaces on the eastern side of Edmund Rice Drive (opposite 82 Edmund Rice Drive) to safely accommodate the new pedestrian crossing points.

Benefits for the community

  • improved pedestrians and cyclists facilities
  • improved access to local schools, university and businesses
  • new pedestrian ramps to comply with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992 (where feasible)
  • new landscaping and tree planting.

Construction will take place during standard weekday business hours and works will be staged.

Local residents will notice construction noise and dust at times. A pedestrian detour will be in place and access will be maintained for local businesses and residents during construction. Pedestrian and traffic management will be in place, please follow signs and slow down when approaching the area.

Thank you for your patience.

More information

For more information contact the Project Manager, Scott Dimond 07 5582 9052.

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