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LED tactile paving installed in Trafalgar's street intersection footpath by Regional Roads Victoria is a first for Gippsland

Safety for pedestrians and drivers are being enhanced through the LED tactile paving.

By news@gippsland - 9th August 2021 - Back to News

In a Gippsland first, Regional Roads Victoria has installed LED tactile technology at Trafalgars Contingent Street intersection footpath to aid busy and distracted pedestrians, or people with low vision.

Illuminated tactile paving has been installed at a Trafalgar pedestrian crossing as part of a regional-first trial, it will help with the safety of the road users

Illuminated tactile paving has been installed at a Trafalgar pedestrian crossing as part of a regional-first trial, it will help with the safety of the road users

Clear signal for pedestrians

LED tactile paving is a ground surface treatment that changes colour between red and green with the traffic lights, providing a clear signal for pedestrians when its safe to cross the road. Its easier to see and will prevent pedestrians from walking into oncoming traffic, or assist distracted or vision impaired pedestrians.

LED tactile Project funding

The LED tactile paving project is funded by the Victorian and Australian Governments $245 million Road Safety Program which aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Specifically, the LED tactile paving is part of the programs Innovative Package which will install new innovative treatments at 70 locations across regional Victoria to improve delineation for motorists and pedestrians. Contingent Street in Trafalgar was chosen for the program because many pedestrians, including school students, use it to access the train station across the road.

Enhancing road users safety

Mayor Cr Danny Goss said, "Im a fan of anything thats going to keep our community safe. With so many students using the busy Contingent Street crossing each day, I applaud the use of innovative technology to enhance safety for pedestrians and drivers in Trafalgar. On behalf of the Council, I welcome the project. I look forward to seeing the LED paving in action."

For more information about the project please visit RRVs Road Safety Program Innovative Package website.

Pictures from Regional Roads Victoria.


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