In The Courier this week

The Mt Barker Council will undertake a safety upgrade of the Adelaide Road entrance to Gawler Street including the installation of pedestrian activated traffic lights.

The Mt Barker Council will undertake a safety upgrade of the Adelaide Road entrance to Gawler Street including the installation of pedestrian activated traffic lights.

$630,000 safety upgrade

The Adelaide Road entrance to Mt Barker’s main street will undergo a $630,000 safety upgrade featuring pedestrian activated traffic lights.
The Mt Barker Council last week released its plans to improve pedestrian safety at the Gawler Street intersection.
The traffic lights, which will only stop traffic if a pedestrian pushes a button, will allow walkers to more safely cross Adelaide Road between Gawler Street and Auchendarroch House.
A slip lane for traffic turning left into Gawler Street will also be created to relieve congestion for drivers travelling south on Adelaide Road.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Wild weather: Hills emergency crews are bracing for what could become the fifth wild weather event in as many months after the Bureau of Meteorology predicted strong winds, heavy rain and possible flash flooding across parts of the Hills this week.
  • Art star: A Hills artist who is inspired by the work of the late Sir Hans Heysen is continuing to leave his mark on the global art scene with several of his works recognised by some of America’s finest art galleries this month.
  • Agent named: The Department of Defence has awarded Ray White Mt Barker the real estate agency contract to sell the former army housing estate and one-time detention centre at Inverbrackie.
  • Milking it: One of Bull Creek’s last dairy farms has closed the doors of its milking shed for the last time as the industry continues to be gripped by the milk price crisis.
  • Top decorator: The top tradespeople from around Australia are busily preparing for the WorldSkills Australia 2016 National Competition where Hills-based painter Hayley Gladdis will compete to be crowned Australia’s top painter and decorator.

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