Roads and Maritime Services will start work to improve pedestrian safety from this Monday at the intersection of the Central Coast Highway and Adelaide Street at East Gosford.
The NSW Government is providing $200,000 under the Safer Roads Program.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said in five years to June last year, there were nine crashes at this location including two crashes involving pedestrians which resulted in injury.
“Work will involve installing a concrete kerb and pedestrian fencing in the central median of the northern and southern approaches to the intersection,” the spokesperson said.
“This is an important work that will improve safety by encouraging pedestrians to walk to the traffic lights located at the intersection where they will be able to safely cross the road.”
Work will start on Monday 12 March from 7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday. The work is expected to be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.
For the safety of motorists and pedestrians, a 40 km/h reduced speed limit and lane closures will be in place during work hours.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.