The 2013 Welland Transport and Parking Plan recommended the installation of traffic calming devices in Welland Avenue and Frederick Street in Welland, north of Grange Road, to address the issue of relatively high vehicle speeds in these streets.
Prior to Christmas last year we sought feedback on traffic calming options in Frederick Street and Welland Avenue from owners and occupiers in these streets (and part way into the adjoining side streets).
Community Engagement was undertaken between 19 November to 10 December 2018 where we provided the opportunity for local residents to provide feedback on four (4) traffic calming options being Single Lane Slow Points; Road Humps; Raised intersections and Driveway Links. We received 71 responses to our survey.
It was identified through consultation that ‘Road Humps’ were the most preferred traffic calming option for the local community.
Following the initial consultation process, we developed a preferred location plan for road humps and door knocked several affected residents in March 2019 in both streets to determine their acceptance for a hump being placed in front of or near their property. Based on the Department of Transport’s guidelines that determine the optimal locations for road humps from a traffic calming perspective and based also on feedback obtained regarding residents’ acceptance (or otherwise) for locating a hump outside or near their property, we have now developed road humps scheme for Frederick Street and Welland Avenue.
Please note that whilst every effort has been made to accommodate residents’ preferences for road hump location in some instances it has not been possible to meet those preferences and maintain a road hump spacing that meets the provisions of the guidelines.
A full consultation report for traffic improvements in Frederick Street and Welland is now available.
A report presenting the technical assessment and outcome of community engagement for Traffic Safety Improvements in Frederick Street and Welland Avenue and including the attached proposed road humps scheme will be presented at the meeting of our Asset Management Committee on Monday 20 May 2019 (commencing at 6pm) at the Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville
Should the scheme be endorsed by the Council, it is proposed to construct road humps in Frederick Street in 2019/20 and in Welland Avenue in 2020/21 (in coordination with whole-of-road reconstruction scheduled for that year).