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Roads—traffic management (Question No 1075)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

(1) Has there been, or is there currently a traffic study that includes the intersections of Ross Smith Crescent/Southern Cross Drive and Chewings Street/Southern Cross Drive in the last 5 years; if so, (a) when was the study conducted, (b) what were the concerns and recommendations raised and (c) what was the outcome; if not, why not and will a traffic study be considered in the near future for these intersections.

(2) How often is traffic speed monitored at these intersections and surrounding areas and what other safety traffic measures has the Government undertaken in this area.

(3) What is the total of number of vehicles passing through these intersections that have been speed-checked in the past 2 years and how many of these vehicles were found to be driving (a) within or (b) in excess of 10km/hr above the prescribed speed limit.

(4) What safety measures will the government take to reduce speeding at these intersections and surrounding areas.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes, two studies have been completed in the last five years.

Location of study Southern Cross Drive intersections with Chewings Street, Ratcliffe Crescent and Ross Smith Crescent Southern Cross Drive intersection with Chewings Street (a) When was the study conducted October 2013 December 2015 (b) what were the concerns and recommendations raised Community was concerned about difficulties experienced when attempting to drive across Southern Cross Drive between Scullin, Page and Florey due to the volume and speed of through traffic on Southern Cross Drive.

The study concluded that inter-suburban crossing movements can be made with safety and without incurring unreasonable delays.

A recommended modification was to convert the left turn configurations at both Chewings Street and Ratcliffe Crescent (west) to high entry angle approach turns to increase visibility for exiting traffic.

The study concluded that signalisation of this intersection would improve the safety to road users at the intersection, particularly for turning vehicles. It could also improve the performance of the side roads at neighbouring unsignalised intersections by providing additional gaps in the traffic on Southern Cross Drive.

(c) what was the outcome To be considered in future Capital Works Programs. To be considered in future Capital Works Programs.


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