VIDEO | New traffic lights makes Fairfield West black spot safer

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone switches on the lights at Polding and Maud Streets on Tuesday.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone switches on the lights at Polding and Maud Streets on Tuesday.

Who has been driving down Maud Street and been daunted by the prospect of turning onto Polding Street?

Or run the gauntlet to cross Polding Street to watch a game at  Prospect View Park?

Now motorists and pedestrians can breathe a easier with lights installed at the notorious Fairfield West intersection to improve safety.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone flicked the switched on the lights at 11am on Tuesday which almost instantly improved access for vehicles entering and exiting Maud Street. 

“Council provides traffic lights where needed so that our residents can travel about our City and arrive home safely without injury or expensive vehicle repairs,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Pedestrians will also have a safer way to cross the road at the lights to access facilities such as Prospect View Park and Fairfield Heights Town Centre or their homes.”

As well as improve the busy intersection, the $350,000 upgrade will also help ease the traffic flow to the Polding Street roundabout.

“The traffic lights will put a break in the traffic stream along Polding Street. This means other streets turning into Polding such as at Rawson Road will also find it easier and safer to enter and exit,” Mayor Carbone said.

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