A major setback for Thirroul and Northern Illawarra motorists today with news Thirroul’s brand new pedestrian island is not good enough.
Lawrence Hargrave Drive was closed over several nights while the new pre-fab islands were lifted into place and installed. Now, the pedestrian island outside of IGA has been deemed unsatisfactory.
Initial reports say the structure is too large and is therefore dangerous, impacting north-bound traffic.
It’s believed the size of the island is also responsible for the closure of the parking spaces outside of Anita’s Theatre, which have been blocked off with witches hats.
The news has put pressure on Council to rectify the problem quickly.
A spokesman for the RMS says they’re working with Council on a revised design for the pedestrian island on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, with modification work to be carried out by Council before Bulli Pass closes on October 4.
The news is devastating for local shopkeepers who say trade has suffered terribly from weeks of reduced parking and access to the northern end of Thirroul.