Sawtell Road crossing news

SAWTELL Road residents campaigning for a pedestrian crossing may have some good news in the New Year, with Coffs Harbour City Council saying they will investigate the feasibility of a crossing on the busy road.

Earlier this week, 13-year-old Topaz Hall was crossing the busy road near Boambee Reserve when she was hit by a car.

Her parents, Matt and Jade Hall, claim the road is in desperate need of a crossing, and neighbour Mandy Jones agrees.

“I've written to council to do something, get a crossing or signs, because there have been a lot of near misses between kids and cars,” Ms Jones said.

A spokesperson for Coffs Harbour City Council said previous investigations have shown the location's traffic and pedestrian volume is not high enough for a marked crossing.

“The pedestrian refuge installed two years ago is considered the safest option where pedestrian volumes are intermittent,” the spokesperson said.



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