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Grafton’s first lights will help locals step out in safety

The new Grafton bridge project will soon create history with work starting on the city’s first-ever set of traffic lights.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the lights, which are currently being installed at the intersection of Pound and Clarence Streets, will help pedestrians cross four lanes of traffic.

“This is the first of three sets of lights being installed as part of the new bridge project, which will help Grafton locals move around town safely once the bridge is complete,” the spokesperson said.

“The lights will stay dark until the opening of the new bridge, which remains on track for the end of the year.

“When operational, the lights will greatly improve safety for pedestrians as well as for the 15,500 vehicles which are expected to use this intersection each day.”

The spokesperson said work on the new bridge across the Clarence River continues to progress with the installation of the segments connecting the bridge piers well underway.

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