A speed restriction of 40km/h is set to be implemented in Central Maitland after it was recently categorised a High Pedestrian Activity Zone.
The new speed restriction will be in place in The Levee bordered by High Street in the north, Bulwer Street in the east, Railway Street in the south and St Andrew Street in the west, with The Levee Shared Zone remaining a 10km/h zone.
The project also means pedestrian crossings are set to go in at the High Street, Elgin Street and Church Street intersections. Street lighting upgrades and traffic calming elements will also be installed, including signage and pavement markings.
Council’s Manager Development and Environment David Simm says, ‘The revitalisation of Central Maitland with The Levee project is expected to increase both pedestrian and vehicular traffic and with rapid local population growth and inner city development making safety a priority is especially important. Having this speed zone in place will help to do that.’
The Central Maitland 40km/h Zone transition is expected to be complete by the end of the financial year, and was identified in the Maitland Integrated Land Use and Transport Study adopted in 2008. This study provided recommendations for the city’s future traffic and transport needs.
Council received funding from the Federal Government Black Spot Programme to undertake the works.
For more information on the project and to view maps of the plan, click here maitlandyoursay.com.au/maitland-high-pedestrian-activity-zone