Another Barnes Dance for Moray Pl

A Barnes Dance pedestrian crossing is to be installed at the intersection of Moray Pl and Princes St. Photo: Linda Robertson
A Barnes Dance pedestrian crossing is to be installed at the intersection of Moray Pl and Princes St. Photo: Linda Robertson

The Dunedin City Council is planning intersection changes.

In a statement, council transport group manager Richard Saunders said a Barnes Dance pedestrian crossing would be installed at the intersection of Moray Pl and Princes St.

Traffic heading up Moray Pl, towards Princes St, would be able to go left and straight ahead.

The right turn towards the Octagon would be removed and the kerb widened on the Otago House corner so buses could turn left from Moray Pl into Princes St at the same time as buses turning right from Princes St into Moray Pl.

This movement would be important when bus routes change with the installation of the Otago Regional Council bus hub.

The traffic priority at the intersection of Moray Pl and Burlington St would also change so vehicles travelling around Moray Pl had the right of way.

‘‘This will keep traffic flowing smoothly when bus routes change to run via the bus hub. A right-turn lane into Burlington St would be provided,’’ Mr Saunders said.

The kerb on the First Church corner would be widened and drop crossings added to make it easier for pedestrians to cross over the top of Burlington St. The centre island on Moray Pl would be changed to accommodate the change in priority, he said.

Five car parks will be removed and three added as part of the changes. One of the added car parks will be a P5 outside Otago House on Moray Pl. A motorcycle park on the opposite side of Moray Place would be shifted slightly further along the road.

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