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East Coast Rd, Northcross – Intersection Improvements East Coast Rd, Northcross – Intersection Improvements

Proposal status: updated 9 August 2018

Reference number: MIP1718-256

We're proposing changes in your area

In 2017 we asked for your feedback on multiple projects as part of our Safer Communities Programme. We have since updated our plans to improve the intersections of Greville Road and East Coast Road, and Weetman Drive and East Coast Road. The proposed changes include lane signalisation, pedestrian improvements, changes to road markings and signage, and extension of broken yellow lines.

Download the proposal drawing for East Coast Road (PDF 2.9MB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to increase safety and provide visibility for pedestrians crossing the intersections.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. See a summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns.

Feedback received

  • Concern that vehicles exiting 664 and 666 East Coast Road will continue to experience visibility issues if broken yellow lines are not extended around the corner. Vehicles often take this corner at high-speed. The No Stopping At All Times markings are installed for safe pedestrian visibility at the new refuge island. Additional parking restrictions beyond what are required for pedestrian safety or intersection visibility have not been considered as part of this project
  • Suggestion to extend the broken yellow lines further up East Coast Road. Additional parking restrictions beyond what are required for pedestrian safety or intersection visibility have not been considered as part of this project.
  • Concern that the installation of broken yellow lines at the intersection of East Coast Road and Greville Road removes on-street parking for local residents. Due to the high number of vehicle movements at this intersection, sufficient parking restrictions are required to provide visibility for crossing pedestrians.
  • Suggestion to install broken yellow lines along the right of way; parked cars make the road narrow and difficult to navigate. Additional parking restrictions along this access way are not supported due to low vehicles speeds.
  • Concern that narrowing the end of Weetman Drive will prevent vehicles from easily turning left onto East Coast Road. The narrowing of Weetman Drive will not restrict vehicles from turning left onto East Coast Road. The buildout of the kerb ensures that vehicles turn at a reduced speed, thereby improving pedestrian safety.
  • Suggestion to install a zebra crossing at the intersection of East Coast Road and Weetman Drive instead of narrowing the road. This would allow vehicles to easily turn left onto East Coast Road instead of having to queue behind vehicles turning right onto East Coast Road. Installation of a zebra crossing over two traffic lanes is not safe due to restricted driver visibility. Vehicles side by side do not see people walking.
  • Suggestion to install a speed camera outside 666 East Coast Road to slow traffic on the corner. While this request does not fall within the scope of this proposal, we have passed your concerns onto the relevant AT team for further investigation.
  • Suggestion to improve the brightness of streetlights at the intersection of East Coast Road and Weetman Drive. Visibility is currently impacted in the dark due to the low brightness of the streetlights. While this request does not fall within the scope of this proposal, we have passed your concerns onto the relevant AT team for further investigation.

Next steps

This work will happen between August 2018 and June 2019 but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents prior to construction starting.