Lifestyle

Busy Norwood Parade intersection has undergone a major upgrade

The upgrade to the popular shopping strip will improve safety and traffic flow with two dedicated turning lanes & scramble crossing for pedestrians.

The intersection between The Parade and George Street has been developed in a bid to increase pedestrian, motorist and trader safety in the Norwood precinct.

The upgrade of the popular shopping strip will see improved safety and traffic flow through the busy intersection, with two new dedicated turning lanes and scramble crossing for pedestrians and shoppers.

The SA Government committed $330,000 towards the project, with the local member for Dunstan and Premier Steven Marshall saying the much-needed upgrade is a massive win for Norwood traders and residents.

“We’ve got some huge infrastructure projects underway across the state as part of our record $17.9 billion infrastructure blitz but this is an example of a smaller project that will have huge benefits for our local community,” said Marshall.

“As a local resident I’m well aware of the traffic headache this intersection used to create and that’s why at the last election we committed to fixing it.”

“By installing a scramble crossing and dedicated right-hand turn lanes we ensure continuing accessibility for shoppers and residents. It’s a win-win solution.”

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the new dedicated right-hand turn lanes ensure safer and easier access for local businesses, residents and the wider community.

“The installation of a signalised scramble crossing means pedestrians will now be able to cross in any direction at the same time, making the area more pedestrian friendly,” said Wingard.

“Anything that improves pedestrian access and safety at the intersection can only be good for local businesses.”

Co-owner of Norwood Place Spero Tsapaliaris said the intersection improvements addressed a longstanding problem and would be warmly embraced by the community.

“It’s a common sense solution and is a great example of what can be achieved when the community, business and government work together,” he said.

[adrotate banner="159"]
To Top