AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday

 9 May 2019

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 9 May 2019.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 9 May 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE      PRECIS                                                                                                PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                         2

APOLOGIES                                                                                                                 2

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                     2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST                                                                                   2

Reports

RP-1            ANZAC DAY - ON-STREET EVENT                                                            3

RP-2            BUTCH MENZ MEMORIAL ROAD CYCLING EVENT - ON STREET EVENT 5

RP-3            LITTLE HAMMOND LANE PARKING RESTRICTION                                  7

RP-4            MACLEAY STREET AND GRANDVIEW AVENUE - EDGE LINE TREATEMENT    10

RP-5            MORGAN STREET SERVICE ROAD - REVISED TRAFFIC CONTROLS    13

RP-6            LINE MARKING ON KOORINGAL ROAD BETWEEN PLUMPTON ROAD AND LAKE ALBERT ROAD                                                                                        16

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - 14 MARCH 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 14 March 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Traffic Committee Minutes - 14 March 2019

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               ANZAC DAY - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by email on 29 March 2019 with members replying in favour of the event.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at 5:30am and the parade and commemorative service at 10:00am on 25 April 2019 in the Victory Memorial Gardens and on Baylis Street, Morgan Street and Morrow Street subject to the following conditions:

 

a       Road closures for the event to commence from 6:00pm on 24 April 2019 to permit set up in Baylis and Morrow Streets around the Victory Memorial Gardens.

b       The event is to be conducted as per the location and times that are stipulated in the application documents.

c        A certified and approved Traffic Control plan to be implemented by authorised personnel from Wagga Wagga City Council prior to and throughout the event.

d       No vehicular movement in the nominated areas during the event except for those vehicles that are used as part of the parade.

e       Organisers and event participants obey all Police directions.

f        Organisers and event participants obey any direction from a Wagga Wagga City Council Officer.

g       Morgan Street, from Berry Street to Baylis Street, is to be opened to normal use by the non-event community once the parade has completely cleared that section of road and the street can safely be opened.

h       Baylis Street, from Morgan Street to the northern side of the intersection with Tompson Street is to be opened for normal use by the non-event community once the parade has cleared that section of road and the street can be safely opened to traffic.

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

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

 

Report

Application has been received from the Wagga Wagga RSL to hold the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, commencing at 5:30am, and the parade and commemorative service, commencing at 10am on Thursday 25 April 2019 in Morgan Street, Baylis Street, Morrow Street and the area around the Victory Memorial Gardens.  Based upon recent renewed interest in Australia’s heritage and continued involvement in war zones overseas, organisers expect a significant number of people at both services, not dissimilar in size to recent years.  

A strategy has been proposed that will allow for set up of infrastructure on Baylis and Morrow Streets prior to the commencement of the Dawn Service, as has been the case since 2015.  That strategy involves the closure of Baylis Street between the Wollundry Lagoon Bridge and Morrow Street and Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street from 6:00pm on 24 April.  A traffic control plan diagram to accommodate this closure has been prepared and attached with other traffic control plans.  Wagga Wagga City Council will provide traffic control for the event.

Further road closures are implemented for the Baylis Street area immediately following the Dawn Service, about 6:30am.  Those closures will remain in place until the road closures are put into place to accommodate the parade and service at 9:45am.  The purpose of the interim traffic control plan is to create, as far as possible, an appropriate route for the main parade at 10:30am.

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 9 May 2019

RP-2

 

RP-2               BUTCH MENZ MEMORIAL ROAD CYCLING EVENT - ON STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

That Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of email on 1 April 2019 with members responding in favour of the recommendation.

 

That Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Butch Menz Memorial Bicycle Race, starting and finishing at Collingullie on Sunday 2 June 2019, 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        Any direction given by a member of the NSW Police that is pursuant to Road Transport Legislation or Work Health and Safety Legislation is to be promptly complied with,

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

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

f        Responsibility for sourcing signs, barriers and witches hats, required for implementation of the traffic control plans, lays with Wagga Wagga Cycling Club,

g       The race is to be run in accordance with NSW Bicycle Federation rules,

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

i         Consent for the portion of the race that is in Lockhart Local Government Area  being given by Lockhart Council,

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

 

Report

The Butch Menz Memorial Handicap Road Cycling event is an annual bicycle race. The start and finish of the event is at Collingullie.  The route was changed for the 2018 event as a result of safety concerns that were raised by some riders after the 2017 event.  There were no issues with the 2018 event and a decision has been made by the organising committee to request that the 2019 event be run on the same course.  The course is on MR 543 – The Rock – Collingullie Road. 

 


 

It is proposed that the race will start in the old location that is about 500 metres south-east of the intersection with MR 59 – Lockhart Road.  The race course is south on MR 543 to near Humphries Lane, The Rock, a distance of 16 kilometres.  Riders will turn around at that point and return to the start where they will turn around.  Riders will cover one more loop of the same course before finishing at the start point.

 

Generic traffic control plans have been prepared for START / FINISH and TURN AROUND points in 100 km/h rural areas, providing for short-term road closures to facilitate the start, turn around points and for a section of sterile race conditions on the approach to the finish line.  

 

The Rock - Collingullie Road carries very light volumes of traffic at the time that the event is planned, reducing impact on the non-event community.   The TCP requires 60 and 40 km/h speed limits to be implemented to allow for the Stop/Slow controllers to work on the road.  The City of Wagga Wagga has issued a Speed Zone Authorisation for the START / FINISH TCP.  Application will be made to Lockhart Council for an SZA to cover the southern turn around point at the same time as the event application is sent to that Council.

 

 Wagga Wagga Cycling Club is very experienced in running this type of event and this event, in particular.  There has never been a seriously adverse incident associated with this event in previous years.

 

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 Very Likely / Severe - which places it in the– Very High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

RP-3

 

RP-3               LITTLE HAMMOND LANE PARKING RESTRICTION

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that an 84 metre length of NO STOPPING zone, using standard R5-400 series signs, be installed on the southern side of Little Hammond Lane, from the intersection with Kooringal Road, towards the west, as per the diagram that is attached to the report.

 

Report

Council Officers have been asked to review parking restrictions in Little Hammond Lane, particularly near the eastern end.  That section of the lane has buildings on both sides. 

 

It has been observed that drivers sometimes park light vehicles on both sides of the lane, reducing the trafficable width to a width that is impassable for larger vehicles.  Little Hammond Lane is only 6.2 metres wide at the eastern end.

 

It is proposed that a NO STOPPING restriction be introduced to the southern side of Little Hammond Lane, extending from the intersection with Kooringal Road for a distance of 84 metres towards the west, as per the following diagram.  This initiative will maintain a trafficable width in the lane that is capable of accommodating vehicle types that negotiate the lane every day.

 

 

 

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 Insignificant / Almost Certain - which places it in the - Medium category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with business operators that use Little Hammond Lane.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

RP-4

 

RP-4               MACLEAY STREET AND GRANDVIEW AVENUE - EDGE LINE TREATEMENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the following initiatives in Macleay Street between the intersections with Grandview Avenue and Sunshine Avenue:

a       the remarking of the BB (double unbroken) centre line

b       marking an E1 (edge) line on the western side of the street that extends past the intersection with Grandview Street, establishing a parking lane that is at least 2.7m wide as per the diagram that is contained in the report

 

Report

Council Officers have been asked to investigate traffic congestion that occurs around the intersection of Macleay Street and Grandview Avenue in the periods immediately before and after school and TAFE hours. The intersection is adjacent Wagga Wagga TAFE and High School campuses.

 

Inspections revealed that the BB double unbroken centre line on Macleay Street, between intersections with Grandview Avenue and Sunshine Avenue, has faded to an extent that it can hardly be seen.  Remarking this line should be undertaken as soon as possible.  Macleay Street passes over a crest at this point with reduced sight distance.

 

There is a heavy volume of traffic around this intersection in the hour immediately before and after school hours.  Vehicle movements that are generated by the Wagga Wagga TAFE campus also contribute to the volume.  Vehicle types include a number of large buses which use the School Bus Zone in Macleay Street to drop off and pick up passengers.  In the afternoon period, it was observed that many parents/carers picked up individual students from Grandview Avenue.  This appears to be by arrangement with the children who come to that street to meet with parents/carers.

 

Drivers who are travelling east in Grandview Avenue, particularly those who turn right at the intersection with Macleay Street, seem to find it difficult to see past vehicles that are generally parked at kerb in Macleay Street immediately south of the intersection.  The position of the NO STOPPING sign in Macleay Street was noted and was subsequently moved to the statutory 10 metre point. 

 

It would enhance safety if right turning drivers from Grandview Avenue had a clear indication of where north bound traffic in Macleay Street could travel.  That can be accomplished by the establishment of an E1 edge line on the western side of Macleay Street, defining a minimum 2.7m wide parking lane with a four metre wide north bound travelling lane remaining.

 

The following diagram indicates the alignment of the proposed E1 edge line.

 

 

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– Medium category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with a resident from Grandview Avenue.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

RP-5

 

RP-5               MORGAN STREET SERVICE ROAD - REVISED TRAFFIC CONTROLS

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the implementation of the following controls at and between Morgan Street and the Morgan Street Service Road at the western end of Morgan Street between Docker Street and Murray Street:

a       Installation of duplicated ‘A’ size R2-6(R) (NO RIGHT TURN) signs at both entry points from the service road connection to Morgan Street, prohibiting right turns for vehicles that are entering Morgan Street from the service road.

b       Mark the words LEFT TURN ONLY on the driveway connection seal at both of the driveway intersections with Morgan Street.

c        Install a single ‘A’ size R2-2(R) (ONE WAY) sign on the northern side of the service road opposite the western entry driveway.

d       Mark the words ONE WAY on the service road immediately on the eastern side of the western driveway connection.

e       Install a single ‘A’ size R2-11 (TWO WAY) sign on the southern side of the service road immediately west of the western connection driveway.

f        Install duplicated ‘A’ size R1-2 (GIVE WAY) signs on the service road, facing east bound traffic, immediately on the western side of the eastern driveway connection to Morgan Street.

g       Mark a TB (GIVE WAY) line across the service road in conjunction with the signs that are mentioned at point ‘f’.

h       Install duplicated ‘A’ size R2-4 (NO ENTRY) signs on the reverse side of the signs that are mentioned at point ‘f’, facing west bound traffic in the service road.

i         Install duplicated ‘A’ size R2-11 (TWO WAY) signs on both sides of the service road, facing east bound traffic, immediately on the eastern side of the eastern driveway connection.

j         Install a single ‘A’ size R2-14(L) (Left arrow / ONLY) sign on the southern side of the service road, facing west bound traffic, on the reverse side of the sign that is mentioned at point ‘i’.

k        Mark white painted arrows on the service road as per the diagram that is attached to the report.

 

Report

Council Officers were asked by Roads and Maritime Services staff to meet onsite at the western end of Morgan Street to review traffic movement issues in the service road on the northern side of Morgan Street and particularly at the interface points between the service road and Morgan Street.

 

It is understood that further development is planned to take place on the land that is adjacent to the northern side of the service road but that development is some time away.  The traffic movement situation at the moment suggests that action should be taken in the short term to improve safety and flow for road users.

After observations, consideration and consultation with interested property occupants, the following options are suggested:

 

1.       While continuing to allow right turn movements from Morgan Street into the two service road connections, turns that are made by drivers that are leaving the service road connections should be limited to left turn only at both connection points.

 

2.       The section of the service road that is between the two connection driveways should be limited to ONE WAY traffic, west to east.

 

3.       Traffic that is west of the western connection driveway must remain TWO-WAY as there is no other connection to the road network.

 

4.       Traffic that is east of the eastern connection driveway must remain TWO-WAY as there is no other connection to the road network.

 

Achieving the goals that are mentioned at points 1 to 4 will require regulatory signs and road markings to control traffic as indicated in the diagram that is attached to this report.  The intended purpose is to provide a regulated traffic environment that is predictable for pedestrians and other drivers while maintaining access to all of the properties on the northern side of the service road.

 

Proximity to the roundabout facility at the intersection of Morgan Street and Murray Street means that there will be little impact on drivers by prohibiting right turn exiting movements from the two driveway connections onto Morgan Street.  Drivers can easily make a safe U turn at the roundabout or turn left or right as their intended journey route dictates.

 

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 Very Likely / Moderate - which places it in the– High category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with Roads and Maritime Services and other property occupiers in the area of the Morgan Street Service Road.

 

Attachments

 

1.

MORGAN STREET SERVICE ROAD - REVISED TRAFFIC CONTROLS

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

RP-5

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

RP-6

 

RP-6               LINE MARKING ON KOORINGAL ROAD BETWEEN PLUMPTON ROAD AND LAKE ALBERT ROAD

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends marking an E1 (unbroken) edge line on the northern side of Kooringal Road between the intersections with Lake Albert Road and Plumpton Road with appropriate returns at the intersection with Cochrane Street.  The edge line should define a parking lane that is at least 2.3 metres wide.

 

Report

A request has been received from the contractor who provides vehicle speed camera detection services to Roads and Maritime Services for the establishment of a marked edge line on the northern side of Kooringal Road between intersections with Lake Albert Road and Plumpton Road.  The reason for the request is to allow for the operation of mobile vehicle speed camera detection vehicles in that position.

 

The part of Kooringal Road, between Lake Albert Road and Plumpton Road, is 5.4 metres wide from the northern kerb to the marked centre line.  Establishment of a minimum width parking lane of 2.3 metres will leave a travelling lane width of 3.1 metres which, whilst narrow, is an acceptable width on a road that has a speed limit of 60 km/h. The marking of a narrow width travelling lane will help to slow traffic as drivers will normally travel at a lower speed on roads with a narrow travelling lane.

 

The contractor has advised that safety operating conditions permitting the use of the speed camera vehicles in positions that are similar to this location require the marking of an edge line. 

 

All costs that are associated with marking this edge line will be met by the contractor.

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risk management issues for Council that are associated with this matter.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation has been undertaken with the contractor and also with Roads and Maritime Services.

 

 

    


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 9 May 2019

 

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 9 May 2019.