Lights on at dangerous Bardwell Park intersection

Let there be light: Rockdale councillor Andrew Tsounis turns on traffic lights at Bardwell Park. Picture: Rockdale Council
Let there be light: Rockdale councillor Andrew Tsounis turns on traffic lights at Bardwell Park. Picture: Rockdale Council

Traffic lights at a dangerous intersection in Bardwell Park were finally turned on today much to the delight of local residents.

Locals have long complained about the intersection which they say has drivers speeding through and risking the lives of pedestrians.

The traffic signals were expected to be operating last year but were delayed more than once.

Long time coming: the dangerous intersection of Slade Road and Hartill-Law Avenue at Bardwell Park before the new traffic lights were installed today. Picture: John Veage

Long time coming: the dangerous intersection of Slade Road and Hartill-Law Avenue at Bardwell Park before the new traffic lights were installed today. Picture: John Veage

Work started in February and includes installing traffic lights, relocating some kerb and gutters and building new pedestrian ramps.

However there were delays after a contractor working at the site was hit by a car.

Rockdale Council also blamed delays on Ausgrid for not removing power poles in the area.

Traffic lights have been at the site for weeks but locals were left scratching their heads after the lights weren’t turned on and operational.

They were officially turned on by Rockdale Councillor Andrew Tsounis on Thursday.

Watching on was concerned resident Bernie Sharah from Rockdale Residents Unite who produced a video on the officially opening.