The City of Hobart has completed a major upgrade to the busy intersection of Elizabeth and Patrick streets in Midtown, making the crossing much safer for pedestrians and drivers.
This section of Elizabeth Street is on one of the most popular pedestrian routes for people travelling between the city centre and North Hobart, as well as nearby Elizabeth College.
The upgrade includes a new level pedestrian crossing, two new traffic islands, kerb extensions and landscaping, with provision for future tree plantings in autumn.
The kerb extensions are designed to improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians and will reduce the risk of collisions.
The raised pedestrian crossing on the left side of Elizabeth Street heading north greatly improves accessibility for all pedestrians, especially those with additional mobility requirements.
This work is a direct response to safety concerns raised by the community as part of the Elizabeth Street (Midtown) Retail Precinct planning project, which highlighted the difficulties pedestrians face using this intersection.
The design of the upgraded intersection is consistent with broader planning for both Elizabeth Street and the Midtown precinct, and will allow for further traffic management and streetscape improvements in the future.
The roadworks are were funded through the Australian Government's road safety Black Spot Program and the City of Hobart's capital works budget.
Intersection of Elizabeth Street and Patrick Street, Hobart 7000 View Map
Intersection of Elizabeth Street and Patrick Street ,
Elizabeth and Patrick Streets intersection upgrade