AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

Traffic Committee

 

 

 

To be held on
Thursday 12 September 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 12 September 2019.

Traffic Committee AGENDA AND BUSINESS PAPER

Thursday 12 September 2019

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

CLAUSE               PRECIS                                                                                            PAGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY                                                                              2

APOLOGIES

Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                          2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Reports

RP-1            ALPINE CLASSIC RALLY - ON-STREET EVENT                                            3

RP-2            GEARS AND BEERS - ON-STREET EVENT                                                    5

RP-3            LAKE RUN AND RIDE - ON-STREET EVENT                                                  9

RP-4            COLEMAN STREET AND MACLEAY STREET - DESIGN OF PROPOSED INTERSECTION TREATMENT                                                                                                  11

RP-5            FEATHERWOOD ROAD - PROPOSED NO TRUCK ZONE                             16

RP-6            FIFE STREET FOREST HILL - PROPOSAL TO REMOVE THE EXISTING TAXI ZONE       19

RP-7            HARRIS ROAD AND OLD NARRANDERA ROAD - TEMPORARY INTERSECTION DESIGN                                                                                                                     21

RP-8            MCKINNON STREET AND DOCKER STREET - INSTALLATION OF A LENGTH OF DOUBLE UNBROKEN DIVIDING LINE IN MCKINNON STREET                     23  

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

CM-1              MINUTES OF TRAFFIC COMMITTEE MEETING HELD 11 JULY 2019       

 

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 11 July 2019 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

 

 

Attachments

 

1.

Minutes - meeting held 11 July 2019

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-1

 

Reports

RP-1               ALPINE CLASSIC RALLY - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 1 August 2019 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

Traffic Committee endorse the conduct of the Alpine Classic Rally event, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019 subject to the following conditions:

 

a       All participating vehicles are registered for use on public roads,

b       All drivers hold an appropriate class of licence that applies to the vehicle that they are driving and towing,

c        All participants comply with the provisions of NSW Road Transport Legislation throughout the course of the event.

d       There is no test of speed or skill that is undertaken on local roads and event participants do not overtake other participants unless exceptional circumstances occur.

e       Drivers are to be thoroughly briefed on the nature and route of the event before the commencement on both days

f        The route should be surveyed not more than four hours before travel by participants is anticipated so that accurate briefing information can be relayed regarding any unexpected or unusual road conditions,

g       Participants should be made aware before the event commences that safety of event participants and non-event road users is the primary aim for organisers in all circumstances.

 

Report

An application has been received from The Classic Rally Club to hold an event that will use local roads in Wagga Wagga on 19 and 20 October 2019.  The plan is for the event to arrive at the Carriage House Motor Inn on Eunony Bridge Rd on the Saturday afternoon and depart on the Sunday morning from the Showgrounds.  The impact on local roads is minimal. There are no road closures or other specific traffic controls that will be required for this event.

 

Event participants will arrive at the destination through the course of the afternoon of 19 October.  Participants will be staggered and will not be arriving as a group so there is no additional congestion that is anticipated on the road network.  The event actually finishes inside the private property.  Queuing onto Eunony Bridge Road is certainly not expected with adequate space provided on site for event participants and associated vehicles.

 

Event participants will leave from gate three at Wagga Wagga Showground, turning left onto Bourke Street on the Sunday morning.  Participants will be sent off with at least a one minute gap between vehicles.

 

All vehicles involved in the event are registered and roadworthy. All drivers are licenced to drive the vehicles.  Drivers are expected to comply with all of the provisions of the collective Road Transport Legislation at all times when taking part in the event.

 

There is no time or speed trial or test of driving skill that is associated with this event.

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 / MAJOR / UNLIKELY - which places it in the – MODERATE category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the event organiser.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-2

 

RP-2               GEARS AND BEERS - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members by way of electronic means on 26 July 2019 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

Traffic Committee endorse road closures of Baylis, Morrow and Fitzmaurice Streets between 06:00 and 19:00 on Sunday 6 October 2019, to permit the conduct of the Gears and Beers cycling event and craft beer festival, 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 Council Staff.

e       Organisers and event participants will obey all reasonable directions that are given by Junee Council Staff.

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 the City of Wagga Wagga, Junee Council, Coolamon 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 21 September 2019.

g       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.

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

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

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

k        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.

l         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.

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

n       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.

o       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’.

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

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

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         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, to hold the event on Sunday 6 October 2019 (Sunday of October long weekend).  This is the sixth year that the event has been run in Wagga Wagga. The event was conducted in an almost identical format since 2015 without adverse incident.

 

The rides for 2019 are the same as 2017 and 2018.  They consist of six escorted courses of varying lengths.  The rides will be 7, 30, 50 (sealed roads), 50 (unsealed roads), 114 and 130 kilometres long.  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 cycling part of the event to create a safe event commencement and completion area.  Access for local traffic to reach the southern end of Fitzmaurice Street will be permitted for the benefit of the residential units in that block and the operation of Scribbles Café.

 

At the conclusion of the cycling part of the event, the section of Fitzmaurice Street between Johnston Street and the northern side of the Wollundry Lagoon Bridge will be opened for use by all traffic.  Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street and Baylis Street between Morrow Street and Wollundry Lagoon Bridge will remain closed until the conclusion of the craft beer festival that is held in the Victory Memorial Gardens.

 

All of the cycling courses travel north on Fitzmaurice Street to Travers. At Travers Street the seven kilometre event will use shared paths under the Wiradjuri Bridge and through the reserves on the northern side of Travers Street, returning to Fitzmaurice Street on a reverse course.  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 six complete courses are detailed as an attachment to the Traffic Management Plan.  Route changes for 2019

have seen minor changes to the 130 kilometre event and a substantial change to the 50 kilometre unsealed road event that will see it on minor roads north of the CSU campus.

 

The events are timed to start from 07:00 (marshalling from 06:45).  The last riders for all events are expected to finish by 15:00, based upon the experience of previous years.

 

As was the case for the 2017 and 2018 events, in 2019 it is proposed that a section of Morrow Street, between Baylis Street and Peter Street, be closed to non-event traffic for marshalling riders prior to the start of each ride.  The numbers of participants that have registered for the event already suggests that the additional space is a necessity.

 

Each event will be escorted 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 be asked to oversight the rides, as class 4 events, from that point to the finish. Police intervention is not expected to be necessary 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 management 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 Management Plan and / or the Risk Assessment document that accompanies this report.

 

The 114 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 that is attached.  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 the attached route description.

 

This application has been discussed with Tony Kelly, Executive Manager, Engineering and Technical Services for Coolamon Council and also with the Acting Director Engineering at Junee Council with an agreement reached that, for continuity, the application that is prepared by the City of Wagga Wagga would include the course section that is in Coolamon and Junee Council areas. This is the same arrangement that has been used successfully since 2014.

 

The second part of this event is the Craft Beer Festival that is held in the Victory Memorial Gardens which is adjacent to the start and finish area of the cycling courses.  The Craft Beer Festival commences about mid-day and continues until 18:00.  The high number of pedestrians that visit this location throughout the afternoon suggest that Baylis Street, between the north side of the Wollundry Lagoon bridge and Morrow Street and Morrow Street between Baylis Street and Peter Street should remain closed for the duration of the event.

 

Production of insurance documentation at least one week before commencement is a condition that is proposed to be placed on the event.

 

All necessary components of this event application are complete.

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 major / likely- 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 12 September 2019

RP-3

 

RP-3               LAKE RUN AND RIDE - ON-STREET EVENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee note that the following matter was distributed to members on 8 August 2019 with members responding in favour of the event.

 

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 29 September 2019, 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, is produced to Wagga Wagga City Council and remain current throughout the event.

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

 

Report

An application has been received from the Organising Committee for the Wagga Lake Run and Ride to hold the event on Sunday 29 September 2019.  The application is based on the same course as that which has been used without incident on five occasions. This is a Class 2 event, having a significant impact on local traffic.  The event has no impact on any classified roads.

 

The course starts and finishes near Apex Park, Lake Albert. This year, 2019, the event will include a new 5km Run & Walk event and the 10km Cycle, Run and Walk as previously seen in the past years. Participants of the shorter 5km Run & Walk will use East Lake Drive and Lake Albert Road to near the intersection of Lakeside Drive where they will leave the roadway and utilise the walking track, shared path, around the lake foreshore for the duration of this event until crossing the finish. Participants of the longer 10km Cycle, Run & Walk will 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.  Note that once the event enters the Lake Albert Shared Path both events follow this 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 for both the 5km and 10km courses 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 with the insurance certificate of currency attached.

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 / MAJOR / LIKELY - 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 12 September 2019

RP-4

 

RP-4               COLEMAN STREET AND MACLEAY STREET - DESIGN OF PROPOSED INTERSECTION TREATMENT

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the following treatment initiatives at the intersection of Macleay Street and Coleman Street be designed and reported back to Traffic Committee for consideration and confirmation:

a       A kerb bulb on the north-east corner that provides protection for south bound traffic in Macleay Street to move about three metres forward from the existing position of the GIVE WAY line

b       Installation of a D4-1-2 unidirectional hazard marker on the kerb bulb that is mentioned at point ‘a’, facing east bound traffic in Coleman Street

c        Duplication of the existing R1-2 GIVE WAY sign at ‘B’ size, facing south bound traffic in Macleay Street

d       Mark a new GIVE WAY line on a tangent between the two kerb bulbs on the northern side of Coleman Street, as indicated in the diagram that accompanies the report

e       Installation of an ‘A’ size W3-2 advanced GIVE WAY warning sign on the existing splitter island in Macleay Street that is on the south bound approach to the intersection with Coleman Street

 

Report

Concern has been raised about sight distance and traffic controls at the intersection of Coleman Street and Macleay Street, adjacent to both Wagga Wagga High School and Riverina TAFE Campus. The intersection forms a conventional cross with one lane in each direction on all four legs. The intersection is on a slope, with the direction of fall being south to north.

 

Both streets are wide enough to easily accommodate adjacent vehicles when one vehicle is turning either to the left or right.  The intersection is controlled by GIVE WAY signs that face traffic travelling north and south in Macleay Street.

 

The intersection carries significant volumes of traffic on all legs throughout the business day, continuing into the weekend. Sight distance on the northbound leg, from Macleay Street towards the east in Coleman Street, is good as this is the higher side of the street.  Sight distance on the southbound leg of Macleay Street towards the east in Colman Street is somewhat reduced at 45 metres. 

View from Macleay St towards the east on Coleman St

View from Coleman St towards Macleay St at 45m from the intersection

The warrant for a STOP sign in a 50 km/h urban area, as detailed in AS1742.2, Figure 2.2, is 30 metres or less.  In this instance a STOP sign is not warranted.

 

There are no reported crashes at the intersection in the current five-year examination period between July 2013 and June 2018.

 

It is proposed to improve the sight distance from Macleay Street towards the east in Coleman Street on the south bound leg of the intersection by constructing a kerb bulb on the north-east corner of the intersection. 

View toward the North-East corner of the intersection

That bulb will match a bulb that was constructed on the north-west corner to facilitate safer pedestrian movements across Coleman Street. Construction of the new bulb and moving the GIVE WAY TB line to a tangent between the two bulbs will allow south bound drivers to move about three metres forward into the intersection, thereby improving the sight distance towards the east. It is further suggested that a unidirectional hazard marker should be mounted on a new kerb bulb to provide adequate delineation of the travelled path. The GIVE WAY sign facing south bound traffic should be duplicated ‘B’ size and there should be an advance warning sign on the splitter island on the approach to the intersection.

 

These initiatives are calculated to improve safety at the intersection by increasing the sight distance that is available towards the east in Coleman Street.


 


 

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 – MAJOR / UNLIKELY which places it in the – MODERATE category.

Internal / External Consultation

This matter was instigated by a Question with Notice that was raised at the last Traffic Committee meeting by Councillor Hayes.

 

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-5

 

RP-5               FEATHERWOOD ROAD - PROPOSED NO TRUCK ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends the imposition of a restriction on through access by heavy vehicles along the length of Featherwood Road by installing R6-10-2 (NO TRUCKS) signs together with R9-221 plates with the words ‘VEHICLES OVER 4.5t GVM’ at both ends of the roads near the intersections with Springvale Drive in the east and Holbrook Road in the west.

 

Report

Council has received complaints from residents of Featherwood Road in relation to the volume, speed and driver behaviour of heavy vehicle drivers that use Featherwood Road.

 

Featherwood Road is a collector road on an east-west alignment between Springvale Drive and Holbrook Road.  The road is 1.8 kilometres long.  The road seal is 8.5 metres wide. There is one marked lane in each direction that is about 3.1 metres wide. The road has an S1 (broken) dividing line for its length with E1 (edge) lines on both sides. The road follows the contours of the lower edge of a ridge line, creating a meandering alignment. The speed limit on Featherwood road is sign posted 50 km/h.

 

Featherwood Road and cul-de-sacs that intersect with the route are all residential. There are no footpaths on the route. There are table drains on both sides of the road. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic, which is very frequent, moves along the edge of seal. 

 

The overall nature of Featherwood road is unsuitable for use as a connecting route between Tatton and Holbrook Road by heavy vehicles. Both Lloyd Road and Red Hill Road are far more suitable for that purpose. The alignment of Featherwood Road often causes drivers of heavy vehicles to cross the centre line and edge line at the several curves along the route. That behaviour creates actual danger for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers who are travelling in the opposite direction.

 

 

It is proposed to install NO TRUCKS signs and associated plates that indicate that the zone applies to vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass, at the eastern and western end of Featherwood Road.  That initiative is likely to prevent Featherwood Road from being used as a ‘through route’ for heavy vehicles while not preventing access for any driver whose destination lays within the zone and there is no other route by which the destination might be reached.

 

 

The use of R6-10-2 signs, under the provisions of Road Rules 2014 Regulation 104, does not prohibit travel on the road by a bus.

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 – MAJOR / LIKELY which places it in the - HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with residents from Featherwood Road.

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-6

 

RP-6               FIFE STREET FOREST HILL - PROPOSAL TO REMOVE THE EXISTING TAXI ZONE

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the TAXI ZONE that is located in Fife Street, Forest Hill be removed from that street.

 

Report

At its meeting in July, Traffic Committee recommended to Council that a BUS ZONE should be created in Fife Street Forest Hill, adjacent to the shopping centre and immediately in front of an existing TAXI ZONE.  Traffic Committee asked that contact be made with the local Taxi Co-operative with a view to gaining understanding of the use of the TAXI ZONE.  There was suggestions from business operators in the shopping centre that the TAXI ZONE is never occupied by waiting taxi vehicles.

 

A letter was emailed to the taxi co-operative after the email address was confirmed by telephone on 30 July 2019.  There has been no reply from the Taxi Co-operative that would indicate that continuing to keep the zone in Fife Street is necessary for the operation of public transport in Wagga Wagga.

 

 

Risk Management Issues for Council

There are no risks to persons or property that are associated with this recommendation.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was attempted, by email, with the Taxi Co-operative with no response being received.

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-7

 

RP-7               HARRIS ROAD AND OLD NARRANDERA ROAD - TEMPORARY INTERSECTION DESIGN

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that the temporary design for the intersection of Harris Road and Old Narrandera Road that is displayed in the diagram attached to this report be approved for implementation by the developer.

 

Report

Continued development in the Gobbagombalin area will see staged changes to the intersection of Harris Road and Old Narrandera Road.  A condition of consent for the continued development of the estate is for Traffic Committee and Council to agree on a design for the intersection.  Ultimately, the Harris Road intersection will be closed and alternative access will be provided off Old Narrandera Road.

 

The attached design is not a significant departure from the layout of the intersection as it has existed for many years.  There is a GIVE WAY control on west-bound traffic in Harris Road.  It is proposed to upgrade the BB dividing line in Harris Road to a painted median.  There is no change that is proposed to the BB dividing line on Old Narrandera Road.

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 MAJOR / LIKELY- which places it in the – HIGH category.

Internal / External Consultation

Consultation was undertaken with the estate developer.

 

Attachments

 

1.

Harris Road and Old Narrandera Road - Intersection Design

 

  


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-7

 


Report submitted to the Traffic Committee on Thursday 12 September 2019

RP-8

 

RP-8               MCKINNON STREET AND DOCKER STREET - INSTALLATION OF A LENGTH OF DOUBLE UNBROKEN DIVIDING LINE IN MCKINNON STREET

Author:          Bill Harvey         

 

Recommendation

Traffic Committee recommends that a 30 metre length of BB (double unbroken) dividing line  be marked in the centre of McKinnon Street at the approach to the intersection with Docker Street on an alignment that is demonstrated in the diagram contained in the report.

 

Report

Council Officers have investigated a complaint from a resident that related to traffic queues in McKinnon Street at the intersection with Docker Street.  Observations failed to reveal any queuing at the intersection. A constant south-bound flow of traffic was observed in McKinnon Street but there appeared to be no particular difficulty for drivers that were turning right onto Docker Street.

 

Docker Street is the priority road with McKinnon Street intersecting at a non-standard T junction.  McKinnon Street meets Docker Street at an angle of 55° / 125°, which can create difficulty for some drivers as they look back to the left (north-east) on Docker Street at the acute angle. The intersection is controlled by a single GIVE WAY sign that is on the north-east corner with a corresponding GIVE WAY line. There are no recent recorded crashes at the location and there is no suggestion that there is a significant incidence of non-compliance with the regulatory sign.

 

View South on McKinnon St toward the intersection with Docker St

The vertical alignment of McKinnon Street drops towards the intersection with Docker Street, exacerbating the problem of identifying the intersection for south-bound drivers.  It is proposed that a 30 metre length of BB dividing line will help to guide drivers to the intersection. McKinnon Street is 18 metres wide. The dividing line should curve in such a manner that will encourage drivers to meet the intersection at 90°, as indicated in the following diagram.

 

 

 

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 - MAJOR / UNLIKELY which places it in the – MODERATE category.

Internal / External Consultation

The person who raised the Customer Request for investigation was unable to be contacted to further discuss this matter. Repeated attempts to call the person were unsuccessful.  Calls were not returned when messages were left.

 

 

    


QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 

 


Reports submitted to the Traffic Committee to be held on Thursday 12 September 2019.