Consultation status: closed 8 February 2017
We sought your feedback on a proposal to install speed cushions at different locations along Lonely Track Road, Fairview Heights, in October 2016.
Following this initial consultation, we redesigned the placement of these speed cushions and sought your feedback on these revisions:
- Install speed cushions outside 43A Lonely Track Rd.
- Install speed cushions outside 53A Lonely Track Rd.
- Install speed cushions outside 103 Lonely Track Rd.
- Install speed cushions outside 1 Lonely Track Rd.
one speedcushion at the start of the 50/70 km/h speed limit change for traffic travelling east.
Why changes are needed
Crash data shows that speed is an issue on Lonely Track Road. The proposal aims to reduce driver speeds and improve road safety.
Changes to the proposed design
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed with the following changes to the next stage of detailed planning:
- The speed cushion outside 49 Lonely Track Road will be relocated to opposite 55A Lonely Track Road.
- The speed cushion outside 141-162 Lonely Track Road will be replaced with ‘Red patch SLOW marking’.
- The speed cushion outside 103-126 Lonely Track Road will be installed slightly closer to the driveway of 126 Lonely Track Road, to minimise potential noise.
- Addition of bollards or safe hit posts on the berm area outside 103-126 Lonely Track Road, to avoid cars bypassing the speed cushion.
Get further details about the changes in the detailed plans:
- Lonely Track Rd traffic-calming plans 1- overall layout, road marking design and speed cushion diagram (PDF 1.5MB)
- Lonely Track Rd traffic-calming plans 2 - aerial view of road (PDF 715KB)
- Lower the speed limit to 50 km/h, for the remaining 1.1km of Lonely Track Road to where it joins Gills Road. Requests for speed-limit changes follow a different reviewing process which takes into account the road environment, number of accesses, and land use. At this stage, the remaining section of Lonely Track Road does not qualify for a speed-limit reduction.
- Request to install street lights on Lonely Track Road. As part of this project, we will review the condition of the existing street lighting at the locations where we propose speed cushions.
- Question about why the easternmost speed cushion is needed. For an effective speed-calming effects, we require a close spacing between cushions. So this easternmost speed cushion is required.
- A major upgrade of Lonely Track is needed, including improved visibility around the corners, the inclusion of a footpath and a cycle way. We will add the footpath requests to our Regional Footpath Programme, and the requests for upgrade of Lonely Track Road to our long-term capital projects. These programmes are subject to a prioritisation process and budget availability.
- Add a raised crossing at the intersection of Rising Parade and Lonely Track Rd. We are unable to justify a raised crossing at this intersection based on very low number of pedestrians crossing in this area.
- Add a roundabout at Rising Parade and Fairview Avenue. We are unable to justify a roundabout at these intersections due to low traffic volume.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year (starting in July 2017), subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will notify all affected residents 48 hours before construction begins.