Hahndorf Pedestrian Crossings
The Hahndorf main street is a very busy precinct for pedestrians especially on weekends, public holidays and in school holidays.
For some considerable time the Council and the Hahndorf community have been seeking improved pedestrian crossing facilities in the main street. Council and DPTI have cost shared investigations aimed at better understanding where pedestrians are seeking to cross the road the most.
The two raised zebra crossings are now complete together with a reduced speed zone of 40 kph for the length of the street between the crossings making for a much safer environment for all road users.
8 July 2014
Due to bad weather, work is now expected to be complete by mid July with night works continuing during this time.
After initially considering completing one crossing before moving onto the second, DPTI decided during construction that it would be more efficient to undertake both crossings simultaneously.
The kerbing is being constructed and pruning of trees (and removal of two small trees) has occurred in preparation for the light poles installation. Asphalt, paving and line marking will follow these actions. Changes to line makring for parking will also be made.
Construction to Commence
13 June 2014
DPTI have advised that Option 1 , two crossings and reduction of the speed limit to 40km/h is the preferred option following community consultation.
DPTI's contractor will commence construction of the pedestrian crossings in Hahndorf Sunday night, 15 June. Majority of works will be undertaken at night to minimise disruption to businesses and residents during the day when it is at its busiest, but some will need to be done during the day. DPTI are expecting completion by end of July subject to weather.
MFY Traffic Engineers conducted a detailed pedestrian count and pedestrian safety assessment of the main street which showed that there was a concentration of pedestrian movements towards each end of the commercial section of the street where, presumably, many visitors cross the road to then explore shops and attractions on the other side of the road.
DPTI are currently undertaking community engagement on the proposal.
Submissions should be made by COB Friday 6 June 2014.