Heatherbank Terrace, Stonyfell - Proposed Driveway Link

Consultation has concluded

The residents of Heatherbank Terrace have consistently raised concerns of vehicle speeding on the Terrace with Council. As a solution to this problem, Council is proposing to install a driveway link between the intersections of Wurinya Ave and Karri Street. Council seeks your feedback on this proposal.

Background

Following concerns raised by residents of speeding vehicles on Heatherbank Terrace, Council has investigated traffic calming treatments for this road. Due to the steep gradient of this street, traditional treatments such as road (speed) humps and angled slow points are not legal or practical options.


Other road treatments, such as the modifiedContinue reading

The residents of Heatherbank Terrace have consistently raised concerns of vehicle speeding on the Terrace with Council. As a solution to this problem, Council is proposing to install a driveway link between the intersections of Wurinya Ave and Karri Street. Council seeks your feedback on this proposal.

Background

Following concerns raised by residents of speeding vehicles on Heatherbank Terrace, Council has investigated traffic calming treatments for this road. Due to the steep gradient of this street, traditional treatments such as road (speed) humps and angled slow points are not legal or practical options.


Other road treatments, such as the modified ‘T’ intersection at Gothic Avenue, and linemarking treatment on the bottom section of Heatherbank Terrace have also recently been installed to aid in reducing vehicle speed.

A further treatment is also required to effectively reduce vehicle speeds and Council suggests a driveway entry link be installed on Heatherbank Terrace between the intersections of Wurinya Avenue and Karri Street. This driveway link will encourage motorists to reduce their speed, increasing road safety.


Driveway Entry Link Treatment

A Driveway Link allows for two-way traffic flow but only in one direction at a time.


Vehicles approaching the device are required to stop and give-way to vehicles already travelling through it.

The installation of the driveway link will result in the loss of some localised on-street parking. A street light upgrade will also be undertaken to ensure safe lighting at night or in poor light conditions.

Below is a concept plan of the proposed driveway link treatment and an example of another driveway link installed within the City of Burnside.


Can I have a say?

Yes. Prior to proceeding Council seeks your feedback on the proposed Driveway Entry Link.

Please complete the survey by 5 pm, Wednesday 30 September 2015.

I need more information

If you need more information before giving comments on this proposal you can telephone David Hayes, Council’s Principal Traffic Engineer, on 8366 4200, or email to dhayes@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Residents will be advised of the outcome of this consultation. If the residents of Heatherbank Terrace support the driveway link, it is anticipated the installation would be completed early 2016.

Driveway Entry Link Plan


Driveway Entry Link Example





Consultation has concluded
  • Update

    8 months ago

    A Driveway Entry on Heatherbank Terrace was installed in June 2016 to address identified speeding issues. Following installation, requests from residents to remove the Driveway Entry have been received. The Council is now reviewing the installation of the Driveway Entry.

    Background

    In response to complaints about speeding in Heatherbank Terrace, the Council undertook traffic surveys which confirmed that traffic speeds in Heatherbank Terrace were too high and intervention was warranted. The Council then sought independent advice about the preferred traffic calming method to deal with the issue. As a result, and following consultation with residents of Heatherbank Terrace, a ‘Driveway... Continue reading

    A Driveway Entry on Heatherbank Terrace was installed in June 2016 to address identified speeding issues. Following installation, requests from residents to remove the Driveway Entry have been received. The Council is now reviewing the installation of the Driveway Entry.

    Background

    In response to complaints about speeding in Heatherbank Terrace, the Council undertook traffic surveys which confirmed that traffic speeds in Heatherbank Terrace were too high and intervention was warranted. The Council then sought independent advice about the preferred traffic calming method to deal with the issue. As a result, and following consultation with residents of Heatherbank Terrace, a ‘Driveway Entry’, or ‘chicane’, was installed in Heatherbank Terrace in June 2016.

    As a result of the installation, the 85th percentile traffic speed in Heatherbank Terrace has reduced by more than 10 km/h from 68km/h, prior to the installation of the Driveway Entry, to 56 km/h. The 85th percentile speed is the maximum speed that 85 per cent of motorists that use Heatherbank Terrace are travelling at.

    Complaints about the Driveway Entry

    Since the installation of the Driveway Entry, the Council has received some complaints about it. These complaints relate to matters such as landscaping, signage, the construction levels of the Driveway Entry and rubbish dumping. Littering is a persistent problem in this location. Aside from detracting from the environment, it is impacting the Heatherbank Terrace residents. To help keep your community free of rubbish and beautiful for all to enjoy, the State Government and the EPA have launched the Dob in a Litterer App that you can access at www.dobinalitterer.sa.gov.au.

    The Council has also been working hard to address the issues regarding the Driveway Entry as they have been reported.

    There has also been pressure from some Stonyfell residents for Council to remove the Driveway Entry.

    What will happen next?

    I have not committed to remove the Driveway Entry, but I have committed to undertaking a comprehensive review and having a report presented to Council in July this year.

    The report to Council will present further independent traffic analysis of the Driveway Entry, comprehensive discussion about options, and will include any community feedback received. I welcome any further feedback for inclusion in the report.

    When the report is presented later this year, the Council unless deferring the matter, will either:

    • confirm that the Driveway Entry should remain;
    • decide that modifications to the Driveway Entry should be made;
    • decide that other traffic calming technique(s) be employed; or
    • decide that the Driveway Entry should be removed altogether.

    If you would like more information regarding this issue, please send your requests for information to burnside@burnside.sa.gov.au.


    Paul Deb

    CEO

    City of Burnside