Molle Street traffic lights installation

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The installation of traffic lights at the junction of Molle and Collins streets in Hobart will create a safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.

Currently, pedestrians and commuters have to negotiate a busy, two-lane road, which acts as a barrier for many in the community who want to feel safe moving into and out of the Hobart CBD via the Hobart Rivulet Track.

The project will also create safer driving conditions at this busy intersection, helping motorists negotiate the junction.

Construction of the new traffic lights begins on Tuesday 26 April and is due for completion by September 2022. Roadworks will be generally carried out 7 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

The crossing is also used by parents dropping their children off at the Goodstart Early Learning centre and people visiting the popular Hamlet cafe.

The $650,000 traffic lights installation project has been made possible with funding from the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, its Community Development Grants Program and the City of Hobart.

For safety reasons some on-street parking will be temporarily removed to allow for the roadworks and sections of the footpath may be closed, with temporary pedestrian crossings put in place as required.

Why is this project important?

The intersection of Molle and Collins streets is the main route used by pedestrians, runners, cyclists and families travelling along the South Hobart Rivulet Track into and out of the Hobart CBD. People use this route to access the rivulet track for recreation, communing, visiting the nearby Hamlet Café and dropping children off at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre.

The installation of traffic lights will remove the sense of risk many in the community feel when crossing this two lane, one way road, especially in busy peak hour traffic.

Collins Street has been identified by the City of Hobart as a key link in the development of the city's walking and cycling network and making this crossing safer is an important step in creating a fully accessible and connected city for everyone.

How was this project funded?

This project has been made possible with funding from the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, the Australian Government's Community Development Grants Program and the City of Hobart.

  • Black Spot Program: $300 000
  • Australian Government Community Development Grants Program: $100 000
  • City of Hobart: $250 000

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Location

Molle Street and Collins Street intersection, Hobart 7000  View Map

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