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Who pays for pedestrian crossing? You work it out.

 

 

 

Will the NT Government need to repay the Commonwealth Government the $300,000-odd it cost to build the Gap pedestrian crossing, which is now being dismantled? You work it out.

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Road planning in a roundabout way

The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Undoolya Road and Sturt Terrace completes an odd example of the management of traffic flow in Alice Springs. There are now four roundabouts in a row – one at every street corner – along Undoolya Road from Sturt Terrace at one end to the intersection of Stott Terrace and Grevillea Drive to the east, in a distance less than a kilometre, comments ALEX NELSON. PHOTOS: Undoolya Road roundabout at the Winnecke intersection. The Alice Springs News Online has asked the town council for a comment.
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Someone is going to die at this crossing, say councillors

UPDATE, June 12, 2013, 4.40pm: Go to FULL STORY to read an extract of the emailed account of a “near fatal accident” Cr Martin sent to her fellow councillors on the night of June 6.

 

It is only a matter of time before someone will be killed at the new pedestrian crossing just south of Heavitree Gap, councillors told MHR Warren Snowdon last night. Deputy Mayor Liz Martin said she has seen children jumping from the top of the ramp wall onto the highway and also observed a “near fatal accident” involving a triple road train, which could have claimed many lives. KIERAN FINNANE reports on this and other council news.

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Pedestrians ignore new $300,000 crossing at The Gap

The Federal Government has spent $300,000 on a bid to remove a fatal “black spot” on the Stuart Highway just south of the The Gap. Yet some nearby residents ignore the facility, and cross the highway just a stone’s throw to the south, where they have no protection. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »