CBD pedestrian safety targeted

VicRoads, council working together to see pedestrian crossing installed in High Street

MANSFIELD is to get a pedestrian crossing in the heart of its CBD.

MANSFIELD is to get a pedestrian crossing in the heart of its CBD.

VicRoads and Mansfield Shire confirmed last week that there will be a pedestrian crossing installed on High Street, near Marks IGA.

Although funding and design options are yet to be generated, both parties agreed the need for a formal crossing was long overdue.

Amer Tawfik, engineering and works manager at council, said traffic counters had confirmed the crossing was now a necessity.

“Council officers have undertaken a traffic study on the feasibility of a pedestrian crossing outside IGA – or close to – in Mansfield,” he said.

“The outcome concluded the number of pedestrians and vehicles warrant a formalised pedestrian crossing.

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