May start for pedestrian crossings
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May start for pedestrian crossings

Lakes Entrance is set to benefit from two dedicated pedestrian crossing points along the Esplanade, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who raised the matter in State Parliament last week.
“The Lakes Entrance community has long been advocating for more pedestrian crossings along the Esplanade – it is an area that experiences very large holiday crowds,” Mr Bull told Parliament.
“They are being proposed for the Mechanics Street and Barkes Avenue intersections and for this I congratulate local residents – particularly the Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association – on their strong advocacy to both VicRoads and East Gippsland Shire Council.
“Having been on the record supporting these requests, it is pleasing they have been recognised.
“I understand VicRoads is now refining the designs with Council and that they will be presented to the community in the near future.
“The aim, as I am advised, is to have these works commence in early May,” Mr Bull said.
Mr Bull said he was also aware of proposed improvements to the bicycle/pedestrian footpaths, along with plans to alter the Myer Street / Esplanade intersection.
“It is my understanding plans for these matters will be presented to local residents along with the pedestrian crossing and signalling designs,” Mr Bull said.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is supportive of plans to install two pedestrian crossings at Mechanics Street and Barkes Avenue along the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018