Road assets in Arlington Terrace are reaching the end of their useful life and are scheduled for reconstruction in 2019/20. When planning a road reconstruction we like to investigate and address existing traffic safety issues to ensure that the street functions as efficiently and as safely as it can.
Arlington Terrace runs parallel to Frederick Street and Welland Avenue. The 2013 Welland Transport and Parking Plan recommended that traffic control devices be installed in Frederick Street and Welland Avenue and commented that if this occurs there is a risk that through traffic between Port Road and Grange Road may be redirected to Arlington Terrace. We recently consulted with residents in Frederick Street and Welland Avenue on traffic control devices and are likely to recommend to the Council that devices be installed in those streets.
Given that traffic control devices are likely in the parallel local streets to the west and in the interests of improving traffic safety, we are proposing to incorporate Raised Intersection treatments as part of the Arlington Terrace road reconstruction. We seek your feedback on these treatments to determine the local community’s level of support for their installation.
A draft concept has been prepared so you can review the details of this proposal. If the local community supports the Raised Intersection treatments, they will be constructed as part of the road reconstruction in the 2019/20 financial year.
The scope of the road reconstruction works will include:
• Full road reconstruction within the roadway from Port Road to Grange Road (with exception of the Ponsonby Street intersection‘s paved “driveway entry” treatment, which will remain as-is);
• Construction of paved ‘entrance statements’ at the Port Road and Grange Road intersections, with Port Road intersection ‘squared up’ slightly to control exit speed and improve lines-of-sight.
• Construction of Raised Intersections at the four-way intersections at Morgan Street and Fischer Street intersection and at the Bond Street intersection;
• Kerb and gutter reconstruction (both sides) to improve street drainage;
• Minor stormwater drainage upgrades to assist flow of stormwater;
• Localised footpath repairs (where required);
• Reconstruction of pedestrian ramps to meet disability access requirements with tactile pavers to improve access for pedestrians with visual and mobility impairment.
What is a Raised Intersection?
A raised intersection consists of ramps leading to a raised area of road pavement (about 10cm higher than the roads that lead to it) in the centre of the intersection. It is essentially a road hump that spans the entire intersection.
Where can I see a Raised Intersection?
A raised intersection treatment was recently constructed at the intersection of Day Terrace and Croydon Avenue, West Croydon.
What effect will a Raised Intersection have at these locations?
Because of its ‘hump’ raised intersections slow traffic on the approaches, improving safety at intersections and slowing the overall speed of through-traffic in Arlington Terrace. Raised intersections reduce the potential for accidents because these intersections look and feel different to other intersections and pedestrians, cyclists and motorists tend to negotiate them more slowly and cautiously. In short, raised intersections improve safety for all road users.
We now welcome your feedback on the proposal!
- Talk with us at a Community Open Day on Tuesday 14 May at St Josephs Primary School. Drop in anytime between 5pm to 7pm.
- View the concept plan
- Complete a survey online
- Ask staff a question using the tab below
Survey closes at 12pm Tuesday 21 May 2019