Proposal status: updated 30 August 2018
Reference number: MIP1819-002
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to improve the intersection of Ramp Road and Parkway Drive, Rosedale. The changes include building-out the kerb, installing a pram crossing and pedestrian refuge island, as well as extending broken yellow lines (No Stopping At All Times restrictions).
Why the changes are needed
The intersection experiences high volumes of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, these changes will improve the safety of pedestrians crossing Ramp Road.
This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns:
- Concern that building-out the kerb will severely restrict the movement of vehicles both in and out of Ramp Road, and restrict cars from turning left out of Ramp Road if a truck or bus is waiting to turn right onto Parkway drive. The proposed carriageway width is 5.5 metres, which will still allow two lanes to exit Ramp Road onto Parkway Drive. Vehicle tracking for the project has shown that speeds of vehicles turning into Ramp Road will slow, but will not prevent the movement from happening.
- Request to install a roundabout at the intersection of Ramp Road and Parkway Drive; the proposed changes to the T intersection will negatively affect traffic flow on Ramp Road. The proposal retains much of the existing intersection figuration with two exit lanes onto Parkway Drive. The difference is predominantly tightening up the intersection and providing reduced crossing distances for pedestrians.
- Request to install a roundabout at the intersection of Ramp Road and Sunset Road to improve road safety at the intersection. 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.
This work will take place between September 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.