Location: Heathcote, NSW
Services: Engineering, Construction of new switchboard, Electrical installation, CCTV
Heathcote Pedestrian Bridge Roads and Maritime Services is building an improved pedestrian crossing facility over the Princes Highway at Heathcote.
The Princes Highway is one of the major arterial routes between Sydney CBD and the southern suburbs. The intersection of the Princes Highway and Oliver Street at Heathcote is a busy area adjacent to Heathcote railway station, local schools and businesses. Funded by the NSW Government, this $5.5 million Roads and Maritime Services project was for the building of a new bridge to improve safety for pedestrians crossing the Princes Highway at Heathcote, at the same time improving traffic flow on this busy stretch of road.
With stairs and lifts provided on the east and west sides of the Princes Highway to enable all users to access it, the pedestrian bridge was constructed with a 31 metre span over the Princes Highway north of the Oliver Street intersection. Key requirements were to enable a safer crossing for school students, commuters, residents and local shoppers; improve traffic flow on the busy road by reducing motorist stopping time at the current traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossing; and provide an essential and convenient link between communities, schools and facilities on the east and west side of the Princes Highway, while maintaining passing trade for local businesses.
Precept Services was contracted for supply and installation of all electrical works, including:
- Relocation of station carpark services
- Gate signal cabling for pedestrian controlled gates
- Sump pumps for the lift well
- Distribution boards and site office connection
- Wiring of all lighting
- CCTV for traffic monitoring and lift areas.