AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

15 September 2016

AT 9.15am

 

 

 

 

Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga

 

Phone: 1300 292 442
Fax: 02 6926 9199
Website: www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

  


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 15 September 2016.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 15 September 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                          PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            WAGGA WAGGA RAILWAY STATION INTERCHANGE UPGRADE PROJECT    3

RP-2            LAKE RUN AND RIDE EVENT                                                                  10

RP-3            SPRING STREET FESTIVAL EVENT                                                        12

RP-4            GEARS AND BEERS EVENT                                                                    14

RP-5            LADYSMITH DUATHLON EVENT                                                             21

RP-6            FUSION16 EVENT                                                                                    23

RP-7            RED HILL ROAD - ACCESS FOR ARTICULATED VEHICLES                   25

RP-8            SHAW STREET - PETITION TO CLOSE THE INTERSECTION WITH DOCKER STREET                                                                                                   29

RP-9            BECKWITH STREET PARKING ARRANGEMENTS NORTH OF KINCAID STREET                                                                                                                36

RP-10          ELIZABETH AVENUE - PARKING RESTRICIONS AT RURAL FIRE SERVICE STATION                                                                                                  40

RP-11          MORGAN STREET PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT DRIVEWAY CONNECTIONS TO SERVICE ROAD                                                                                       42

RP-12          LAKE ALBERT ROAD AT INTERSECTION WITH PLUMPTON ROAD - INTRODUCTION OF STOP SIGN CONTROL                                             44

RP-13          VINCENT ROAD - INSTALLATION OF A STOP SIGN CONTROL AT THE INTERSECTION WITH KOORINGAL ROAD                                              48

RP-14          VINCENT ROAD - ADVISORY SPEED SIGNS AT CURVE                         52

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - MEETING HELD 14 JULY 2016       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 14 July 2016 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments  

1.

Minutes from Traffic Committee held 14 July 2016

56

 

 

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               WAGGA WAGGA RAILWAY STATION INTERCHANGE UPGRADE PROJECT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note the content of the letter to Wagga Wagga City Council relating to the proposed upgrade of the Regional Interchange at Wagga Wagga Railway Station and the reply that was sent to the project manager in response to that letter.

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council has received a letter from the Rural and Regional Interchanges Project, Sydney Trains that detailed a proposed upgrade to the railway car parks and coach interchange off the southern end of Station Place adjacent to Wagga Wagga Railway Station.  The proposed changes to the layout, if implemented will have considerable effect on road traffic in Station Place by removal of the existing roundabout.  That roundabout is constructed on land that is owned by the Rail Authority and is not part of Council’s road network but it is incorporated into Station Place and performs a valuable task in that it provides a smooth movement path for vehicle traffic that reduces points of conflict to a minimum.

The proposal is attached in a plan document.  It includes a marked pedestrian crossing over Station Place in a location that is within Council’s Road Reserve.  Traffic Committee is not asked to comment on that structure at this time.

A reply has been sent to the author of the letter (copy attached), detailing initial aspects of concern that will require resolution.  One significant issue is the ability of taxis to easily and safely enter the taxi rank in Station Place.  That matter appears not to have received sufficient consideration as part of this proposal.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative – Nil

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no immediate risks that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation is being undertaken with the project management team.

Attachments  

1.

Letter from Project Management Team

 

2.

Email reply to Letter from Project Management Team

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-1

 




Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-1

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-2

 

RP-2               LAKE RUN AND RIDE EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 2 August 2016 with members responding in favour of the recommendations.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse road closures of East Lake Drive, Lake Albert Road, Lakeside Drive, Kooringal Road, Plumpton Road, in Lake Albert and Kooringal, between 9:30am and 1pm on Sunday 11 September 2016, to permit the conduct of the Wagga Lake Run and Ride, subject to the following conditions:

a       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event to be implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person/s.

b       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Police.

c       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Wagga Wagga City Council Staff.

d       Organisers, marshals and participants are to minimise the effect of the event on the non-event community as far as possible, throughout the event.

e       All participants are to be briefed verbally, on the course and emergency arrangements, prior to the commencement of the event.

f        All participants are to obey any reasonable direction/s that is given by event organisers and event marshals throughout the course of the event.

g       All barricades that restrict access to roads are to be monitored by marshals.

h       The event organisers should actively discourage participants in the ‘Ride’ part of the event from racing with others and from riding recklessly or in a manner that causes danger to themselves or to others by briefing the participants before the start of the event and by what other means are appropriate.

i         All barricade marshals are to be thoroughly briefed, both verbally and in writing, as to the requirements of their position and the powers that they are permitted to exercise before the commencement of the event.

j         A copy of a Certificate of Currency of a public liability insurance policy, that notes Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, to the minimum value of $20 million, to be produced to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than 2 September 2016.

k       Failure to comply with any and all of the above conditions will immediately void this approval.

 


Report

Application has been received from the Organising Committee for the Wagga Lake Run and Ride (formerly Lake to Lagoon Fun Run and Family Cycle) to hold the event on Sunday 11 September 2016.  The application is based on the same course as that which was used without incident in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

 

That course starts and finishes near Apex Park, Lake Albert.  Participants use East Lake Drive and Lake Albert Road to near the intersection with White Avenue before turning around and returning to Lakeside Drive where participants are directed onto the Lake Albert Shared Path.  The event follows the Lake Albert Shared Path around the western and southern sides of Lake Albert, returning to Apex Park without re-entering the road network

 

Traffic Control Plans have been reviewed and revised to facilitate the safe movement of participants on the course while minimising the effect on the non-event community.  Members should note that participants will be required to keep to the right side of the road with separation provided by cones. Close monitoring of cycle participants will be undertaken to guarantee that the event is not a race and that cycling participants undertake the event in the intended spirit of a leisurely ride.

 

All other papers, in respect of this event, are complete except for the certificate of currency of insurance. Provision of a copy of a current certificate is a proposed condition.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $6,000

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Traffic Control for On-Street Events budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as LIKELY / MAJOR- which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-3

 

RP-3               SPRING STREET FESTIVAL EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by electronic means on 5 August 2016 with members replying in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the SPRING STREET FESTIVAL, to be held in Baylis and Morrow Streets Wagga Wagga, between Morrow Street and the north side of Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, on Saturday 17 September 2016, subject to the following conditions:

 

a       A certified and approved Traffic Control plan that prevents ordinary traffic access to the area is to be implemented and maintained by appropriately authorised personnel prior to and throughout the event.

b       There is to be no vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event.

c       Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions.

d       Organisers and event participants obey any reasonable direction that is made by a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer in respect of the management of the road network.

e       No event participant is to occupy a position on a road that is outside of the closed area.

f        The organiser must produce a copy of a certificate of currency for a public liability insurance policy, to the minimum value of $20 million, endorsing Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties in this event, to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than close of business on 12 September 2016.

g       The Event Organiser is to notify emergency services and public transport providers of the road closure.

h       Failure to comply with any condition immediately voids approval for the event and normal traffic regulation and restriction will apply from that time.

 

Report

Application has been received from the Riverina Event Solutions to hold a festival in the north end of Baylis Street and the western end of Morrow Street.  The area in which the festival is proposed includes the roadway sections of Baylis Street from Morrow Street to the northern side of the Wollundry Lagoon Bridge and the northern side of Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street.

Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 6:00am. The event commences at 11:00am and concludes at 8:00pm with pack up complete at 9pm.

The event involves food stalls and dining area together with other entertainment in the Victory Memorial Gardens area.  There are no vehicles involved in the event and there will be no need for moving vehicles to be inside the street closure after event starts.

The event organiser has engaged the services of a suitably qualified traffic control provider to supply and implement a traffic control plan for the event, see attachment.  A similar arrangement was used for events in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 without adverse incident.

In 2015 the event clashed with the Truck Show and Kids Convoy Event.  The convoy has changed its proposed route for 2016, removing any concerns.

A copy of all documentation that relates to this event is attached.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $Nil – Costs met by the event organiser.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as LIKELY / MAJOR- which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

  

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-4

 

RP-4               GEARS AND BEERS EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee members note that the following matter was distributed to members by electronic means on 9 August 2016 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse road closures of Baylis Street and Fitzmaurice Street between 7:00am and 1:00pm on Sunday 2 October 2016, to permit the conduct of the Gears and Beers cycling event, subject to the following conditions:

 

a       A certified Traffic Control Plan for the event to be implemented, monitored and decommissioned by an accredited person/s.

b       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Police.

c       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Wagga Wagga City Council Staff.

d       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Coolamon Shire Council Staff.

e       Organisers, marshals and participants are to take all possible actions to minimise the effect of the event on the non-event community, throughout the event.

f        All participants are to obey any reasonable direction/s that is given by event organisers and event marshals throughout the course of the event.

g       All participants are to be briefed verbally, on the course and emergency arrangements, prior to the commencement of the event.

h       All escorting vehicle drivers, event marshals and event participants will at all times obey the provisions of New South Wales Road Transport Legislation.

i         The event organisers should actively discourage participants in the event from racing with others and from riding recklessly or in a manner that causes danger to themselves or to others by briefing the participants before the start of the event and by any other means that are appropriate.

j         All marshals are to be thoroughly briefed, both verbally and in writing, as to the requirements of their position and the powers that they are permitted to exercise before the commencement of the event.

k       Each ride is to be accompanied by a lead vehicle, a following vehicle, a sag-wagon and an uplift vehicle.

l         Each of the lead vehicles, following vehicles and sag-wagons is to be fitted with a flashing amber lamp that operates at all time while the ride is on the open road network.

m      The lead vehicle and the following vehicle are to clearly display signs on the high point of the vehicle that are yellow background with black text that is at least 120mm in height with the words ‘CAUTION / CYCLE EVENT IN PROGRESS’.

n       All event marshals and vehicle drivers and other vehicle assistants must wear reflective vests that meet the requirements of Australian Standard 4602:1999.

o       The event organiser will appoint a Ride Captain for each ride group.

p       The event organiser will appoint a First-Aid operator who will accompany each ride group.

q       Ride groups will, as far as possible, stay together.

r        Any participant who is unable to keep up with the group is to be picked up by the sag-wagon and uplift vehicles.

s       Any event participants who are unable to keep up with the ride group but refuses to be picked up by the sag-wagon and uplift vehicle will be deemed to no longer be taking part in the event.

t        A copy of a Certificate of Currency of a public liability insurance policy, that notes Wagga Wagga City Council, Coolamon Shire Council, Junee Shire Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, to the minimum value of $20 million, to be produced to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than 28 September 2016.

u       Failure to comply with any and all of the above conditions will immediately void this approval.

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wollundry Rotary Club, acting as an organising committee for the Gears and Beers event, formerly Wollundry Cycle Challenge, to hold the event on Sunday 2 October 2016 (Sunday of October long weekend).  This is the third year that the event has been run in Wagga Wagga.  The event was conducted in an almost identical format in 2015 without adverse incident.

The event consists of five escorted bicycle rides of varying length.  The rides will be 9, 30, 55, 105 and 130 kilometres.  All rides start and finish on Baylis Street near the Civic Centre.  The section of Baylis Street and Fitzmaurice Street that is between Morrow Street and Johnston Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for the duration of the event to create a safe event commencement and completion area.

All of the courses travel north on Fitzmaurice Street to Travers. At Travers Street the nine kilometre event will turn left, using the access road.  All other routes turn right over the Wiradjuri Bridge.   A certified traffic control plan has been prepared to demonstrate the signs that will be necessary to close Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets.  The five complete courses are as follows:

9 Kilometre Ride

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into Fitzmaurice Street turns left at

Travers Street, and continues down Travers street and onto the cycle track around the Murrumbidgee Turf club (including south between MTC and Moorong Street).

Turn left off the cycle track onto Kincaid Street

Turn right into Beckwith Street cross Gurwood Street

Turn right onto Wollundry Lagoon path and complete circuit back to Beckwith Street Wollundry Bridge at

The Esplanade turns right into

Thorne Street turn left into

Forsyth Street turn left into

Fox street turn left into

Thompson Street turn right into

Thorne Street turn left onto

The Esplanade turn right into

Beckwith Street over Wollundry Lagoon Bridge 

Right onto walking cycle track on North side of Wollundry Lagoon and continue Simmons Street, turn right onto

Johnson Street.

Cross Ivan Jack drive continue to Fitzmaurice street lights and turn right into

Fitzmaurice Street, continue to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

30 Kilometre Ride

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Estella Road, turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Drive then right at

Paradise Drive then to

Harris Road turns right into

Old Narrandera Road turns right into

The Gap Road, continues for a distance of about four (4) kilometres before making a U turn and returning to make a left turn onto

Old Narrandera Road turns left into

Harris Road turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Estella Road turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

 

50 Kilometre Ride

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Estella Road turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Drive then right at the roundabout then up onto

Harris Road turns right into

Old Narrandera Road, right turn into

Millwood Road, (transition to Coolamon Shire) continues into

Booth Street, Coolamon and turns left into

Cowabbie Street South (MR 240), turns right onto

Wade Street (MR 243), continues on

Canola Way (Junee Road) (MR 243) to Marrar, turn right onto

See Street. Continues onto

Marrar (to Wagga) Road, (transition to Wagga Wagga Council) left turn onto

Coolamon Road (MR 240), turn right onto

Farrer Road, turn left onto

Boorooma Street turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

105 Kilometre Ride

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street, turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue, turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street, turns right into

Boorooma Street, turns left into

Estella Road, turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Boulevard, turns right into

Paradise Drive, turns left into

Harris Road, turns right into

Old Narrandera Road, right turn into

Millwood Road, continues into

Booth Street, Coolamon and turns left into

Cowabbie Street South (MR 240), turns right onto

Wade Street (MR 243  ), continues on

Canola Way (Junee Road) (MR 243) to Marrar, turn right onto

See Street. Continues onto

Marrar (to Wagga) Road, left turn onto

Coolamon Road (MR 240), turn right onto

Farrer Road, turn left onto

Boorooma Street, turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street, turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

Rapha Dirty 130 Ride

Commences in Baylis Street near Wollundry Lagoon Bridge, continues into

Fitzmaurice Street turns right at

Travers Street, crosses Wiradjuri Bridge and continues into

Hampden Avenue turns left into

Wall Street, continues into

Gardiner Street turns right into

Boorooma Street turns left into

Estella Road turns left into

Pine Gully Road, turns right into

Cootamundra Boulevard, turns right into

Paradise Drive, turns left into

Harris Road, turns right into

Old Narrandera Road, turns right into

The Gap Road, continues for a distance of about 14 kilometres before making a right turn onto Tooyal Road.

Follows marked trail to intersection off Colonels Road, turn right onto

Millwood Road (transition to Coolamon Shire). Turns Right into

Williamson Lane. Follow marked trail turning left onto

Tooyal Rd and then left onto

Coolamon Rd (MR240). Continue on Coolamon Road, becomes

Cowabbie Street South (MR 240), turns right onto

Wade Street (MR 243), continues on

Canola Way (Junee Road) (MR 243)

Continue through Marrar towards Junee reefs. Transition to Junee Shire

At railway crossing intersection veer right onto Rockview Road and follow marked trail. Turn left onto

Crudens Lane, turn right onto

Cochranes Road, turn right onto

Strathmore Lane, turn left onto

Coursing Park Road, follow south across Bronte Lane, (transition to Wagga Wagga Council) turn right onto

Downside  Shepherds Siding Road. Continue to

Coolamon Rd (MR240) intersection turning left then immediate right onto

The Gap Hall Road. Turn left into

Hatwells Road – follow markers turn right into

Prices Road then turn right onto

Pine Gully Road, turn left into

Nathan Cobb Drive, then left onto

McKeon Drive and follow to front gate of Charles Sturt University

Boorooma Street, turns left into

Gardiner Street, continues into

Wall Street, turns right into

Hampden Avenue, continues across Wiradjuri Bridge and turns left into

Fitzmaurice Street, continues to finish at

Baylis Street.

 

The events are timed to start from 7:30am.  The last event is expected to finish about 11:00am.

Each event will be escorted by Police from the start, along Fitzmaurice Street to Travers Street where they will be assisted to turn right onto the Wiradjuri Bridge as a complete group.  Police will oversight the rides, as class 4 events, from that point to the finish.  Additional Police intervention is not expected to be needed for the rides to safely follow their respective courses.

Each ride will be escorted by lead and following vehicles that are to be fitted with appropriate signs and flashing amber lights.  One person in the lead or escorting vehicles will be nominated as ‘Ride Captain’ and will be responsible for making any decisions for managing unforeseen circumstances during the course of the ride.

Each ride will also be accompanied by a sag-wagon that is capable of carrying bicycles and an uplift vehicle that is capable of carrying participants who are unable to finish the event.

All persons who are engaged on a specific on-road task in respect of this event will wear an approved reflective vest at any time that the person is standing in the road reserve.  This particularly pertains to marshals who will be tasked to specific intersections around the respective courses.

A comprehensive marshal briefing document has been prepared as part of the Traffic Control Plan.  Marshals will be well aware of their duties and powers before they take up their assigned positions.

Emergency contingency plans have been prepared and can be viewed as part of the Traffic Control Plan and / or the Risk Assessment document that accompanies this report.

The 105 kilometre ride course includes sections of road that are in Coolamon Shire.  The sections of this ride that are in Coolamon Shire are detailed in the route description, above.  This course has been planned because it passes public toilet blocks.

The 130 kilometre ride course includes sections of road that are in both Coolamon and Junee Shires. As is the case for the 105 kilometre event, the sections of the rides that are in Coolamon and Junee Shires is indicated in the route description, above.

This application has been discussed with Tony Kelly, Executive Manager, Engineering and Technical Services for Coolamon Shire Council and Will Barton, Director Engineering at Junee Shire Council with an agreement reached that, for continuity, the application that is prepared by Wagga Wagga City Council would include the course section that is in Coolamon and Junee Shire Council areas. See emails that are included in the combined papers.  This is the same arrangement that was used successfully in 2014 and 2015.

All necessary components of this event application are complete except for the Public Liability Insurance certificate.  Production of a certificate of currency before the commencement of the event has been included as a proposed condition.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $Nil – Costs met by the event organiser.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as LIKELY / MAJOR- which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-5

 

RP-5               LADYSMITH DUATHLON EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 31 August 2016 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorses the conduct of a bicycle race as part of a duathlon event on a course near Ladysmith, as per attached maps, subject to the following conditions:

 

a       The arrangements regarding route, timing and other issues that are set out in the application documents are adhered to,

b       All provisions of Road Transport Legislation are complied with,

c       Approval pursuant to section 115 of the Road Transport Act, 2013 being given by the Commissioner of Police or his delegated officer.

d       Any direction given by a member of the NSW Police that is pursuant to Road Transport Legislation or Occupational Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with,

e       Any reasonable direction that is given by an Officer of Wagga Wagga City Council is to be promptly complied with,

f        A copy of a Certificate of Currency of a public liability insurance policy, that notes Wagga Wagga City Council, Coolamon Shire Council, Junee Shire Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services as interested parties, to the minimum value of $20 million, to be produced to Wagga Wagga City Council not later than 1 November 2016.

g       Authorised Traffic Control Plans to be implemented, monitored and removed by a person who holds the appropriate level of "Traffic Control at Worksites" certification,

h       Racing should not commence of should immediately cease in the event that sight distance, due to weather or other conditions, does not render an adult person wearing dark clothing clearly visible at a distance of 200 metres.

i         The race is to be run in accordance with the rules of the appropriate governing body for this type of event,

j         Failure to comply with any of these conditions will immediately void approval for the event.

 

Report

Application has been received from a representative of the Ladysmith Public School P&C Association to hold a series of varying length bicycle races that are part of a Duathlon event, to be conducted on Sunday 6 November 2016.  The running part of the event will be held off-road and does not require consideration.

Attached maps and traffic control plans indicate the various course lengths and routes.

 

Riverina Traffic Services have been engaged to provide traffic control services for the event.  RTS has provided traffic control for Tolland Cycling Club on these same roads and is well experienced in this area.  Considering that the event is to be held on a Sunday there are no fears of adverse interaction with the normal traffic load on these roads.

 

This will be the second year that this event has been held with no adverse issues raised in relation to the 2015 event.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $Nil – Costs met by the event organiser.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as LIKELY / MAJOR- which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-6

 

RP-6               FUSION16 EVENT

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 1 September 2016 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of a multicultural street festival, FUSION16 to be held in Baylis Street Wagga Wagga, between the north side of Wollundry Lagoon and the north side of Morrow Street, on Saturday 15 October 2016 subject to the following conditions:

 

a       A certified and approved Traffic Control plan that prevents ordinary traffic access to the area is to be implemented and maintained by appropriately authorised personnel prior to and throughout the event.

b       There is to be no vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event.

c       Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions.

d       Organisers and event participants obey any reasonable direction that is made by a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer in respect of the management of the road network.

e       No event participant is to occupy a position on a road that is outside of the closed area.

f        The Event Organiser is to notify emergency services and public transport providers of the road closure.

g       Failure to comply with any condition immediately voids approval for the event and normal traffic regulation and restriction will apply from that time.

 

Report

Application has been received from the WWCC Community Services Sector to hold a multicultural street festival in and around the Civic Centre precinct between 4pm and 9pm on Saturday 15 October 2016.  The area in which the festival will be held includes the roadway sections of Baylis Street that are between the northern side of Morrow Street and the northern side of Wollundry Lagoon.  Setup for the event needs to be commenced with road closures from 12pm. The event is expected to be packed up and roads open by 12:00am.

 

The event is organised, promoted and sponsored by Wagga Wagga City Council.  The event involves stalls, demonstrations, street performances and musicians.  There are no vehicles involved in the event and there will be no need for moving vehicles to be inside the street closure, except for dropping off and picking up items for stalls in the pre and post event stages.

 

The event organiser has engaged the services of a suitably qualified traffic control provider to supply and implement a traffic control plan for the event, see attachment.  A similar arrangement was used since 2012, without adverse incident.

 

A copy of all documentation that relates to this event is attached.

Cost

The cost of this event is met from a budget that is managed by the Community Services Sector..

Risk Management Issues for Council

The purpose of this report is to adequately manage risks that are associated with an on-street event on behalf of Council.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as LIKELY / MAJOR- which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-7

 

RP-7               RED HILL ROAD - ACCESS FOR ARTICULATED VEHICLES

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse

a       The issue by Council Officers of permits that allow vehicles:

i    that are greater than 15 metres in length but not greater than 19 metres in length, and

ii   not heavier than concessional mass limits, and

iii  registered to owners who reside within the boundaries of the City of Wagga Wagga Local Government Area

to travel on the section of Red Hill Road between the intersection with the Olympic Highway and the intersection with Glenfield Road.

b       The removal of all R9-223 plates that are currently attached to signs on Red Hill Road, the Olympic Highway, Glenfield Road and Holbrook Road with the words ‘VEHICLES OVER 15m’ and that are associated with travel on Red Hill Road.

c       Request permission from Roads and Maritime Services to replace the signs that are mentioned at point ‘b’ with R9-229 signs with the words ‘VEHICLES OVER 15m / AUTHORISED VEHICLES EXCEPTED / City of Wagga Wagga’

d       Review the effectiveness of the strategy in not longer than 12 months with consideration given to accelerated deterioration of the Red Hill Road asset and also to the number and nature of any complaints of excessive noise that is generated by heavy vehicle use.

 

Report

Wagga Wagga City Council, at the recommendation of Traffic Committee, imposed a length restriction of 15 metres upon heavy vehicles that use the section of Red Hill Road that is between the Olympic Highway on the western end and Glenfield Road / Holbrook Road.  The matter was reported to Traffic Committee as RP-11 on 3 November 2009 and subsequently confirmed by the Council.  The restriction on length was imposed using the provisions of Road Rules 2014, Rule 104 using R6-10-2 signs with additional R9-223 plates underneath.

Existing signs on Red Hill Road

The reason for imposing the length restriction was to as far as possible, prevent the Red Hill Road – Kooringal Road route from becoming a de-facto heavy vehicle by-pass around Wagga Wagga.  Red Hill Road and Kooringal Road form a ‘collector’ level route, east – west around the southern side of Wagga Wagga.  Without restrictions it is likely that Red Hill Road and Kooringal Road would become a viable by-pass route for heavy vehicles, particularly during morning and afternoon peaks when the traffic control light signals along Edward Street contribute to slowing through traffic.

In addition to the by-pass issue, roundabouts on Kooringal Road at Lake Albert Road and on Red Hill Road at Tamar Drive are small and are certainly not of a size that was intended to accommodate articulated vehicles on a more than ad-hoc basis.

Councillors have asked if it is possible to allow access for local heavy vehicle operators to use the western end of Red Hill Road.  The reason for the request is that operators are travelling between the western side of the City and Holbrook Road.  They are currently using the route along Ashmont Avenue, Tobruk Street, Fernleigh Road and Glenfield Road to reach Holbrook Road.  An alternative would be to use Pearson Street and Glenfield Road which would appear to be a less complicated route than the one that they are using but does have the disadvantage of the twin roundabouts at Pearson Street and Dobney Avenue.  Many drivers are fearful of that location and take options to avoid travelling through Pearson Street because of the tight nature of the twin roundabouts and the heavy traffic volume that they carry, particularly in peak periods.

The option for drivers to turn right from the Sturt Highway onto the Olympic Highway and then left onto Red Hill Road and right onto Holbrook Road is a more direct route.  It does not pass through residential streets and there are no pinch-points.

The current restriction to vehicles that exceed 15 metres in length prohibits the use of the road by articulated vehicles and large trailer combinations that are generally around 19 metres long.  The only exception to this is in the event of an emergency where the Sturt Highway route of Edward Street and Hammond Avenue is blocked. Under those circumstances the Red Hill Road – Kooringal Road route may be used as a detour route for all vehicles up to general mass limits.  It is not approved for use by vehicles that are on the higher mass limit program under any circumstances. This use as a detour for the Sturt Highway is part of the Roads and Maritime Services ‘D-Route’ plan.

A suggestion is made that the R9-223 plate be removed and replaced with and R9-229 plate to appear under the R6-10-2 ‘NO TRUCKS’ signs on Red Hill Road, Olympic Highway, Glenfield Road and Holbrook Road.  The R9-229 sign would display the words ‘VEHICLES OVER 15m’ followed by the words ‘AUTHORISED VEHICLES EXCEPTED’. Words that indicate the name of the road authority should also appear on the sign so as to identify the relevant Road Authority. 

Proposed R6-1--2 & R9-299 sign combination

The R9-229 sign is not delegated for use by Councils.  Instructions that accompany the sign description include the fact that the sign must nominate the organisation, authority or council.  Authority to use the sign in any particular circumstance must be given by Roads and Maritime Services before this sign can be installed.

It is proposed that permit documents on Wagga Wagga City Council letterhead be issued to vehicle owner applicants who reside within Wagga Wagga Local Government Area, allowing the use of the western end of Red Hill Road by vehicles up to 19 metres in length and with masses that do not exceed concessional mass limits. Concessional mass limits are the maximum mass limits that apply to any road that has not specifically been authorised for use by higher mass limit (HML) authorised vehicles.  The permits would clearly identify the individual vehicle/s by registered number and vehicle identification number (VIN).   The permits would also identify the owner of the vehicle that is permitted to operate on the road by name, address and means of contact in the event that advice is sought. A true copy of the authority would need to be carried in the vehicle at all times as a condition of use.

It is recommended that this arrangement, if implemented be reviewed after a period of not longer than 12 months with a view to assessing any accelerated deterioration of the Red Hill Road asset and the number and nature of any complaints that are received that relate excess noise generated by heavy vehicles on Red Hill Road.

 

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative: $2500

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no immediate safety risks that are associated with this matter. There is a risk of accelerated wear on the seal and damage to pavement of the western end of Red Hill Road that would be expected to be caused by increased use of that road by heavy vehicles.

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as INSIGNIFICANT / RARE- which places it in the – LOW category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Police and with Roads and Maritime Services.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-8

 

RP-8               SHAW STREET - PETITION TO CLOSE THE INTERSECTION WITH DOCKER STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse

a       The retention of the Shaw Street connection with Docker Street as a ONE-WAY, south to north route between the two streets.

b       The installation of a speed reduction device at the northern end of the ONE-WAY connection between Shaw Street and Docker Street with the aim of creating a threshold treatment.

c       The installation of an ‘a’ size W5-10 diagrammatical hump sign on the western side of the ONE-WAY connection between Shaw Street and Docker Street, facing north bound traffic at the mid-point on the narrow section length.

d       The resolution by Council of the ownership issue relating to land on which part of the narrow ONE-WAY length of road has been constructed.

 

Report

As reported to Traffic Committee at its meeting on 14 July 2016, a petition in favour of the closure of access, for vehicular traffic only, between Shaw Street and Docker Street has been received by Wagga Wagga City Council. The petition contained 45 signatures in favour of a closure.  The content of the petition is as follows:

“The Petition of the residents of Shaw St and the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga – St Luke’s Anglican Church and St Luke’s Pre-School brings to the attention of the Wagga Wagga City council Traffic Committee, the intersection of Docker and Shaw St WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650.

 

Petitioners are concerned about the number of vehicles frequently disobeying the speed limit when entering Shaw St from the intersection between St Luke’s Anglican Church and the APC (Tank) and park.

 

With a number of small children living in the street and pre-schoolers coming and going daily, Child Pedestrian Safety is a real concern.

 

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Wagga Wagga City council Traffic Committee to close Docker & Shaw St intersection to all through traffic.”

 

A review of the signatories to the petition revealed that 10 premises, all on the western side of Shaw Street, between the intersections with Docker Street and South Parade, were not represented.  A letter was prepared and delivered to each of the properties that were not represented by signatures on the petition.  That letter asked residents if they would like to express their opinion on this matter and provided the Traffic Section as a contact point. A total of four replies were received to the letters. Of those replies, one was in favour, one had no firm opinion but personally felt that the road should remain open and two were adamantly in favour of the road remaining open.

Shaw Street intersects with Docker Street at an angle of about 90°, in a location that is very close to the Docker / Edward Street intersection.  Only left turns are permitted into the street.  A right turn is prevented by a median island in Docker Street.  The initial entry point is narrow, about 4.6 metres between kerb faces. The connection between the two streets is about 40 metres long.  The section is limited to ONE-WAY traffic from Docker Street to Shaw Street proper.  No parking of vehicles is permitted in the length. There are no access driveways on that section.

The land on the corner of Docker Street and Shaw Street is occupied by St Luke’s Anglican Church, church hall and Pre-School, all part of the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga.  A letter has been received by Council from the Venerable David Ruthven, Rector of the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga, favouring the closure of Shaw Street at the intersection with Docker Street.

As indicated in the petition statement, the St Luke’s Pre-school entry is most conveniently reached from the southern end of Shaw Street. ½P timed angle parking has been established in that area to accommodate drop off and pickup.  This activity does result in pre-school age children being on Shaw Street on a regular basis as might be expected at an establishment of this nature.  That is to say, children leave and enter vehicles that are parked on Shaw Street, most often in the timed angle parking area immediately outside of St Luke’s Pre-School.  They would not normally be expected to be standing or walking unaccompanied on the trafficable portion of the street. St Luke’s Pre-School was established at a time before off-street parking and drop off areas was required as a condition of development.

Further investigations by Council Officers did not any instances of high vehicle speeds in this area.  Counts of traffic disclosed that the number of vehicles travelling through the ONE-WAY connection and that was NOT associated with drop off or pickup of children at St Luke’s, averaged 49 vehicles per hour in peak periods. Overall, north bound vehicle traffic averages 40 vehicles per hour 7am to 7pm with significantly reduced numbers at night.  The overall AADT for north bound vehicles is less than 550 vehicles per day (on a Monday to Friday basis). The south bound AADT is less than 120 vehicles per day. The number of traffic movements in the street is not considered excessive for the traffic control arrangements that exist.

The suggestion in the petition that there is a high incidence of excessive speed in Shaw Street was not confirmed by Council Officers when making observations.  The nature of the connection between Docker Street and Shaw Street suggests that a threshold treatment would be an improvement for the location.  A rubber speed cushion at the threshold would have the effect of reducing speed at the point where the vehicles are transitioning between the connecting ONE-WAY section and the southern end of Shaw Street.

Example of a rubber speed cushion

There are two school bus services that use the connection between Docker Street and Shaw Street in the morning.  The street is not part of any normal bus route other than for this purpose.  Buses can negotiate rubber speed cushions without any particular difficulty. 

The reduced speed of vehicles in the ONE-WAY connecting road has the effect of lessening the noise generation issue that is often associated with the use of speed cushions, humps and similar devices.

Further investigation of the land parcel that is owned and occupied by St Luke’s suggests that the narrow, one-way section of Shaw Street has been built across the southernmost tip of that land.  See the following overhead photograph that has an overlay of the property boundary.

A check with Council’s Land and Properties Section revealed that:

1.   The land on which part of the road has been constructed is part of the block known as 68 Docker Street (Lot 8, DP640), and

2.   There is no right-of-way or other agreement recorded with Wagga Wagga City Council that provides public access to that land without permission from the owner.

The Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga, the owner of the subject land, is in favour of closing this access route from Docker Street to Shaw Street.  In any case, the ownership issue of the land over which the connecting road runs should be resolved.

If it is the resolution of the Council to close the intersection, it is not anticipated that traffic flow in the wider area will be subjected to a seriously adverse effect.  The one-way nature of the length to be closed has the effect of restricting the volume of traffic that would need to be diverted without additional controls or facilities required at other locations.  It is likely that traffic that normally use this entry point to Shaw Street would divert to either Bolton Street or Albury Street or, in the case of traffic that is travelling through to the eastern end of Kincaid Street, they would be more likely to use McKinnon or Dobbs Streets.  The likely division of vehicle movements over these four or more alternate routes would be expected to guarantee that no single location will endure an undue increase in traffic volume that is above the current capacity of the intersections, allowing for a reasonable level of service.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementation of this recommendation:  $6,000 plus the cost of resolving the land ownership issue

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the budget for otherwise unfunded Traffic Committee items.

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as - Rare / Major - which places it in the – MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the petitioner/s, those people who reside in the southern end of Shaw Street and who were not represented on the petition and also with the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga as the owners of St Luke’s Church and associated assets.

 

Attachments  

1.

Letter From Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga in Favour of the Closure of Shaw Street

 

 

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-8

 



Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                                 RP-9

 

RP-9               BECKWITH STREET PARKING ARRANGEMENTS NORTH OF KINCAID STREET

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse:

a       The removal of the existing parking restriction zones on both sides of Beckwith Street immediately north of the intersection with Kincaid Street

b       The removal of lengths of 45° angle parking on both sides of Beckwith Street immediately north of the zones that are mentioned at point ‘a’

c       Install 10 metres of NO STOPPING ZONE using standard R5-400 series signs on both sides of Beckwith Street immediately north of the intersection with Kincaid Street as per the diagram that is contained in the following report.

d       Install non-standard parking signs with the words ‘PARALLEL PARKING’ on the northern side of the NO STOPPING zones that are mentioned at point ‘c’.

e       Install repeater ‘PARALLEL PARKING’ signs as indicated in the diagram that is contained in the following report.

 

Report

The intersection of Beckwith Street and Kincaid Street has recently undergone an upgrade as part of the Federal Government Blackspot Program.  The intersection has been the scene of many crashes over a prolonged period.  The treatment involved the removal of old splitter islands and the construction of new islands in more appropriate positions together with kerb bulbs and realigned line marking to improve the position of traffic on the road in both streets.

Historically there have been lengths of 45° angle parking on both sides of Beckwith Street near the intersection with Kincaid Street.  The length on the eastern side immediately outside of the Sportsmans Hotel is 26 metres long and the length on the western side is 53 metres long.  Kincaid Street is 18 metres wide between kerb faces.

Existing Parking Controls in Beckwith Street

Based upon the requirements contained in Australian Standard 2890.05 Figure 2.3, the absolute minimum width of a street that has 45° angle parking on both sides is 20.87 metres.  The standard was implemented long after angle parking was established in Beckwith Street.

E1 Edge lines have been painted in Beckwith Street.  Angle parked vehicles often project past the E1 line into the travelling lane which is an unsafe situation.

The restricted parking zones on both sides of Beckwith Street near Kincaid Street have been made longer than is necessary to accommodate the old splitter islands that have been replaced.

Since the upgrade of the intersection it is prudent to remove the angle parking on both sides of Beckwith Street, replacing it with parallel parking.  That option will make it possible to set the NO STOPPING zones at the intersection to the statutory length of 10 metres.

Proposed New Parking Restrictions in Beckwith Street

(Note, image does not show the new island configuration)

In an effort to reduce the opportunity for confusion in the community, it is recommended that non-standard signs displaying the words ‘PARALLEL PARKING’ and accompanied by appropriate directional arrows should be installed in Beckwith Street on those lengths that were previously subject to angle parking controls.

Consultation was undertaken with the publicans at the Sportsmans Hotel regarding this matter.  The hotel has off street parking, as indicated in the above diagrams.  The publicans were not in favour of the change as they feel that it will reduce the overall volume of available parking in the area near the hotel. Calculations based upon parking space sizes that are suggested in the Australian Standard indicate that the net loss in on-street parking spaces in the same lengths, including the gain that could be made by reducing the restricted parking zones on both sides of the street to the statutory 10 metre lengths, is seven vehicle spaces.  That is not taking any other nearby locations into consideration. Observations in the area revealed that on-street parking is almost always available in Kincaid Street on both sides of Beckwith Street and also in Beckwith Street south of the intersection with Kincaid Street.  These locations are still close to the hotel and are expected to be attractive as options for potential patrons in the future.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $650

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as LIKEY / MINOR - which places it in the - MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the publicans at the Sportsmans Hotel.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                               RP-10

 

RP-10            ELIZABETH AVENUE - PARKING RESTRICIONS AT RURAL FIRE SERVICE STATION

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a length of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 signs, across and five metres on either side of the driveway to the Forest Hill Rural Fire Service Station at 82 Elizabeth Avenue Forest Hill.

 

Report

Council Officers have received a complaint from the Captain of the Forest Hill Rural Fire Service (RFS) Unit that B-double vehicles that are carrying logs to the Ausply factory in Elizabeth Avenue Forest Hill often park across the driveway to the RFS Station, preventing ingress and egress at the property.  It appears that B-doubles may be stopping in that position while they are waiting to gain access to the Ausply plant to unload.  The width of Elizabeth Avenue narrows marginally immediately south of the RFS Station making it difficult for a heavy vehicle to park on the road without causing obstruction to south bound vehicles in Elizabeth Avenue.


A check of the location revealed that there are no parking controls in place.  While access to the driveway should be guaranteed by the provisions of Road Rules 2014, Rule 198(2), it would be an advantage in an emergency response situation if parking was restricted for five metres on either side of the driveway to enhance sight distance for drivers as they leave the RFS Station.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $250

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Moderate / Unlikely - which places it in the - MEDIUM category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the RFS Unit Captain.

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                               RP-11

 

RP-11            MORGAN STREET PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT DRIVEWAY CONNECTIONS TO SERVICE ROAD

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of two lengths of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 signs, on the northern side of Morgan Street, commencing 10 metres on the approach side of both driveways to properties at 185 to 199 Morgan Street and ending six metres on the departure side of each driveway.

 

Report

Council Officers have been asked to review sight distance issues at driveway intersections that connect Morgan Street with the service road on the northern side of Morgan Street, providing access to properties at 185 to 199 Morgan Street.

 

Recent development in this area has increased the volume of vehicles that seek parking in this area on a daily basis. The northern side of Morgan Street is usually at full capacity with parked vehicles. 

 

The number of traffic movements in and out of the two driveways that connect with the service road has increased significantly. Sight distance for drivers who are exiting both driveways is restricted by the presence of parallel parked vehicles that often park up to the edge of the driveways. Morgan Street does not have sufficient width between kerbs to use the edge line strategy that has been used at other locations to improve sight lines and distance.

 

This recommendation involves the establishment of NO STOPPING zones across the two driveways, from 10 metres on the approach to six metres on the departure side, so as to establish a reasonable sight distance for drivers as they enter Morgan Street.

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $500

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Moderate / Likely - which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter arose from a request that was made for investigation and remediation by people who regularly use the two driveways.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                               RP-12

 

RP-12            LAKE ALBERT ROAD AT INTERSECTION WITH PLUMPTON ROAD - INTRODUCTION OF STOP SIGN CONTROL

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

a       That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a STOP sign control, using duplicated ‘B’ size R1-1 STOP signs and associated STOP line, in Lake Albert Road on the north bound leg at the intersection with Plumpton Road.

 

Report

A review of crash data for Wagga Wagga Local Government Area has revealed that there have been six reported crashes at the intersection of Lake Albert Road and Plumpton Road in the five year period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2015.  Each of the crashes was similar in that a vehicle that was travelling north in Lake Albert Road, making a right turn at the intersection with Plumpton Road, collided with a vehicle that was travelling south in Lake Albert Road and that was continuing straight on into Plumpton Road.

Analysis of the crashes suggests that north bound drivers in Lake Albert Road are not seeing south bound traffic that is approaching the intersection. That could be caused by vehicle/s in the south bound lane 1 (numbered from the nearside kerb) shadowing a vehicle that is travelling south in lane 2, making it difficult to see by a north bound driver who is approaching the intersection.

Another cause could well be drivers in the south bound left turn lane (lane 1) continuing straight on into Plumpton Road when north bound drivers expect them to turn left at the intersection. There are adequate ‘LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT’ signs and arrows painted on the road to indicate to drivers in the south bound left turn lane that they should be turning left at the intersection.

Road User Movement (RUM) Code Diagram for all recorded crashes

If a north bound driver in Lake Albert Road was required to come to a complete stop before entering the intersection, that driver would be likely to have a second opportunity to see a vehicle that might be continuing straight on into Plumpton Road.

At present there is no physical control that reminds north bound drivers in Lake Albert Road that they should give way to south bound traffic that is travelling straight on from Lake Albert Road into Plumpton Road.  The intersection relies on the provisions of Road Rules 2014, Rule 73 – ‘Giving Way at a T-intersection’, to define control of traffic. Since the intersection is not a standard T junction it is suspected that a driver may become confused by the situation.

The installation of a duplicated ‘B’ size STOP sign with corresponding STOP line at the intersection on the north bound leg for Lake Albert Road is likely to correct any confusion that may be in the mind of drivers.

North bound approach to the intersection on Lake Albert Road

 

View from intersection towards the north

View from the intersection towards the south in Plumpton Rd

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $ 500

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Moderate / Likely - which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

There has been no consultation in this matter.  The recommendation is based on traffic management and engineering principles in response to known crashes.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                               RP-13

 

RP-13            VINCENT ROAD - INSTALLATION OF A STOP SIGN CONTROL AT THE INTERSECTION WITH KOORINGAL ROAD

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of a STOP sign control, using duplicated ‘B’ size R1-1 STOP signs and associated STOP line, in Vincent Road facing west bound traffic at the intersection with Kooringal Road.

 

Report

A review of crash data for Wagga Wagga Local Government Area has revealed that there have been six reported crashes at the intersection of Vincent Road and Kooringal Road in the five year period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2015.  Three of the crashes were similar in that a west bound vehicle in Vincent Road, making a right turn at the intersection with Kooringal Road collided with a vehicle that was travelling south in Kooringal Road.

Analysis of the crashes suggests that west bound drivers in Vincent Road may not have seen south bound traffic that is approaching the intersection in Kooringal Road.  That could be caused by vehicle/s in the south bound lane 1 (numbered from the nearside edge of seal) shadowing a vehicle that is travelling south in lane 2, making it difficult to see by a west bound driver who is approaching the intersection. Two of these three crashes resulted in a total of four injuries, suggesting that the crashes were somewhat serious in nature.

Of the other three crashes, one was caused by a driver that lost control at the intersection and left the road.  The remaining two crashes occurred when north bound drivers in Kooringal Road turned right into Vincent Road across the path of south bound vehicles in Kooringal Road.

Road User Movement (RUM) Code Diagram for three crashes

If a west bound driver in Vincent Road was required to come to a complete stop before entering the intersection that driver would be likely to have a second opportunity to see a vehicle that might be continuing straight through the intersection on Kooringal Road.

At present there is no physical control that reminds west bound drivers in Vincent Road that they should give way to south bound traffic that is travelling straight through on Kooringal Road.  The intersection relies on the provisions of Road Rules 2014, Rule 73 – ‘Giving Way at a T-intersection’, to define control of traffic.  This intersection is a fairly standard T junction but with traffic on Vincent Road approaching out of an 80 km/h area resulting in slightly higher approach speeds.  The speed limit on Kooringal Road is 60 km/h with a 70 km/h speed zone terminating for south bound traffic not a great distance from the intersection.  It is suspected that south bound drivers often approach the intersection at speeds that are higher than the speed limit.

The installation of a duplicated ‘B’ size STOP sign with corresponding STOP line at the intersection on Vincent Road is likely to cause drivers who are approaching from the Vincent Road leg to have an opportunity for a second look for traffic in Kooringal Road before they enter the intersection.

West bound approach to the intersection with Kooringal Rd

 

View from intersection towards the north in Kooringal Rd

View from the intersection towards the south in Kooringal Rd

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $500

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Moderate / Likely - which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

There has been no consultation in this matter.  The recommendation is based on traffic management and engineering principles in response to known crashes.

 

  

 

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.                                                               RP-14

 

RP-14            VINCENT ROAD - ADVISORY SPEED SIGNS AT CURVE

Author:          Harvey, Bill         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee endorse the installation of combined ‘B’ size W1-3 ‘curve warning’ signs and W8-2 ‘advisory speed’ signs, with the additional numerals ‘45’ at a distance of 80 metres on the approach to both sides of the 90° angle bend in Vincent Road that is located about 500 metres east of the intersection with Kooringal Road.

 

Report

A review of road crashes in Wagga Wagga as part of the Blackspot application process revealed that there have been three reported crashes at the 90° bend in Vincent Road that is located about 500 metres east of the intersection with Kooringal Road.  Crashes appear to have occurred when drivers approached the curve at a speed that was too high to negotiate the bend.  Each crash involved only one vehicle with one of those crashes resulting in two injuries.

A review of the warning devices at the location revealed that there is a G9-9 ‘REDUCE SPEED’ warning sign on the north / west approach to the curve. There is no curve warning sign or advisory speed sign on this approach.  There is a single ‘A’ size ‘Right Curve’ sign on the east / south approach to the curve.  That sign is located about 100 metres from the curve and is a type that is no longer used in NSW.

 

A ball-bank instrument test on the curve produced an average deflection angle of 13°.  A review of the provisions of Schedule F to Australian Standard 1742.2 suggests that the appropriate advisory speed that should be indicated on W8-2 ‘Advisory Speed’ sign is 45 km/h.

The Roads and Maritime Services Delineation Guide, Section 17, advises in figure 17.2 that where the advisory speed is 45 km/h and the approach speed is between 60 and 80 km/h that the signs should be ‘B’ size.

Proposed sign combination - W1-3 and W8-2

The curve does have appropriate T5-5 curve alignment markers installed in both directions.

Curve Alignment Markers

Cost

Estimated cost of implementing this initiative $ 500

 

Funding for implementation of the recommendation is expected to be sourced from the Lines and Signs budget.

Risk Management Issues for Council

The intended purpose of this report is to safely manage a risk issue that has been identified and that is detailed in the report.

 

The risk involved in this matter without any treatment has been assessed as Moderate / Likely - which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

There has been no consultation undertaken in respect of this item.

 

  

 

   


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 15 September 2016.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

  


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