Pedestrian crossing needed on Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge Councillor Airlie Keen says

The intersection of Adelaide Road and Thomas Street, Murray Bridge, pictured in 2018. Photo: File.
The intersection of Adelaide Road and Thomas Street, Murray Bridge, pictured in 2018. Photo: File.

A pedestrian crossing is needed near one of Murray Bridge's busiest intersections, a local councillor says.

Airlie Keen wants the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to build a crossing on Adelaide Road, near Thomas Street.

The department had shot down the idea of a roundabout or traffic lights at the crossroads, Cr Keen said at a meeting on Monday night, but that did not mean it would not act to improve a related safety issue.

"I've had representation from some local residents that use the dog park (on the corner)," she said.

"They have trouble getting to and from the dog park.

"Crossing Adelaide Road is problematic."

Mayor Brenton Lewis agreed that it would be worth seeking a response from the department.

"We're a growing city and our major sporting complex is across that road," he said.

Councillors voted to write to DPTI and seek a response.

The department's consent is required for any works on Adelaide Road, which is state-controlled.

Mr Lewis noted that the north-western corner of the intersection, adjoining Murray Bridge Bowling Club, could come in line for some landscaping over the next couple of years, and that the construction of a new pedestrian crossing could dovetail nicely with that work.

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