Consultation status: closed 9 August 2017
Proposal reference: TOW1718-011
We are proposing to:
- Install a new mini roundabout including associated give way and flush median road markings.
- Install four new splitter islands including new signage on the approach to the roundabout.
- Install new a pram crossing and refuge island with tactile pavers and build a widened footpath access on the west and south approach to the roundabout on Sel Peacock Drive.
- Install kerb extensions with a grass berm on the north-east corner (outside #13) and the south-west corner (outside #10) of the intersection.
- Removal and conversion of several pram crossings to footpath at intersection.
- Removal of parking outside #13 (1 space), outside #8 (2 spaces) and opposite #10 (4 spaces) on Buscomb Avenue.
Why the changes are needed
There have been many crashes occurring at this intersection due to vehicles not stopping and also confusion over who is required to give way from Buscomb Avenue.
The mini-roundabout proposed with new pedestrian refuges will encourage lower speeds and simplify the give way priority and turning movements resulting in a lower frequency and severity of crashes at this intersection. Parking has also been removed in order to improve visibility for pedestrians at the pram crossings.
Traffic and pedestrian surveys have been completed and are available on request.
The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Installation of a speed hump would be beneficial to slowing down traffic entering Buscomb Ave from Great North Rd. This issue has been taken on board and will be investigated separately.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will notify all residents in the area 48-hours prior to starting construction work.