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Safety Measures on Launceston Street, Lyons



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DEPARTMENT OF THE CAPITAL TERRITORY

STATEMENT ■ FDR PRESS·

The Department of the Capital Territory has moved to make safer

Launceston Street, Lyons, which passes a school, Ly making motorists

use traffic signals at the intersection of the street with Melrose

Drive replacing, a free turn.

The move, made today, will mean that the estimated 480 vehicles

which use the turn in the morning peak will be discouraged, from

using Launceston Street. '

It seemed Launceston Street saved time compared with the

Hindmarsh - Melrose· arterial route' but the amount of traffic in

the street concerned school authorities and residents. Recently

The Department has also put up 1 Give Way1 signs at B u m i e - Launceston

Streets and Marrawah - Theodore Streets to further reduce the

appeal of Launceston Street.

a boy was critically injured when struck by a car in the street.

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