AdelaideNow published a story online today (Tuesday 12 December 2017) highlighting the incorrect installation of 21 vehicle stoppers on Semaphore Road.
To ensure the safety of diners and pedestrians along busy Semaphore Road, a total of 59 vehicle stoppers were recently installed on both sides of the road. The vehicle stoppers are also positioned to stop cars scraping the kerb, which is slightly higher to allow for storm water run off, and to prevent cars nudging verandah posts and outdoor dining barriers.
Community safety is paramount at all times, so the plan allows a metre distance between the stopper and the kerb, providing enough room for people to safely walk in front of a parked vehicle whilst also making it safer for people using the footpath.
Unfortunately there was an error with the installation of 21 of them, meaning they were placed a bit too far from the kerb.
The cost of the entire project to install the 59 vehicle stoppers on both sides of the road, was $50,441. This includes the cost of the stoppers, new line marking along the road and traffic control during the installation. The cost to move the 21 stoppers that were incorrectly installed was $2,000 and this work was completed over the weekend 9-10 December.