Proposed Traffic Control Device - Broughton Street at Allinga Avenue, Glenside

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A number of residents have raised concerns regarding crashes and near misses as a result of vehicles on Broughton Street failing to 'give way'. Council is investigating potential solutions to this problem and seeks your feedback on two suggested options.

Background

Members of the community have raised concerns regarding regular conflicts between vehicles at the intersection of Allinga Avenue and Broughton Street, Glenside.

Although 'Give Way' signage, adequate sight distance and pavement bar medians are in place at this intersection, 'close calls' and crashes have continued to occur.

Council has identified two potential solutions for residents to consider - a

A number of residents have raised concerns regarding crashes and near misses as a result of vehicles on Broughton Street failing to 'give way'. Council is investigating potential solutions to this problem and seeks your feedback on two suggested options.

Background

Members of the community have raised concerns regarding regular conflicts between vehicles at the intersection of Allinga Avenue and Broughton Street, Glenside.

Although 'Give Way' signage, adequate sight distance and pavement bar medians are in place at this intersection, 'close calls' and crashes have continued to occur.

Council has identified two potential solutions for residents to consider - a Driveway Entry or a roundabout.

Option 1 - Roundabout Treatment

One solution would be the installation of a roundabout at the intersection, similar to that installed at the nearby intersection of Allinga Avenue and Windsor Road.

A roundabout would help to address the identified issues by obliging vehicles to slow down and give way at the intersection.

Roudabout Concept below:

Option 2 - Driveway Entry Link Treatment

A Driveway Entry would create the appearance of a ‘T intersection’ when travelling west along Broughton Street towards Allinga Avenue. It is expected this would significantly reduce the likelihood of vehicles failing to ‘give way’ and therefore greatly improve road safety. A Driveway Entry allows for two-way traffic flow, but only in one direction at a time.

Vehicles wanting to travel through the entry are required to stop and give-way to vehicles already passing through it. An example of this is shown below.

The installation of a Driveway Entry or roundabout would result in a small loss of on-street parking. Street lighting would be reviewed and potentially upgraded to ensure adequate and safe lighting at night, or in poor light conditions.



Feedback requested

Prior to proceeding Council seeks feedback on your preferred solution. Residents will be advised of the outcome of this consultation prior to any works commencing.

Please complete the survey below by Friday 9 December 2016.

For more information

If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact David Hayes, Council's Principal Traffic Engineer, on 8366 4200.

Consultation has concluded
  • Update

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    14 February, 2017
    Council consulted with residents to gauge support or otherwise for installing a traffic calming device at the intersection of Allinga Avenue and Broughton Street, Glenside, to address conflict between vehicles at the intersection.

    Background
    Members of the community raised concerns with Council regarding conflicts between vehicles at the intersection of Allinga Avenue and Broughton Street, Glenside. Although 'Give Way' signage, adequate sight distances and pavement bar medians are in place at this intersection, 'close calls' and crashes have continued to occur.

    In November 2016 Council consulted with residents seeking input on the potential to install a roundabout or a Driveway Entry to address the issue.

    Feedback Received
    Council received 53 responses to the consultation of which 38 (72 per cent) supported installing traffic calming. Of those, nearly 80 per cent preferred the roundabout option.

    Although the survey results indicate a strong overall support for additional traffic controls at the intersection, and in particular for a roundabout, the majority of residents that wrote comments about the issue were opposed to any treatments.

    The most common responses from residents that opposed traffic control devices included:
    • That is it not warranted and a waste of money.
    • Install STOP signs (this option is not supported by the Australian Standard's (AS1742)).

    Other common comments received related to:
    • Landscaping
    • Parking

    Proposal
    Given the overall strong support for a roundabout, it is proposed to proceed with installation in the current financial year.

    Prior to installing the roundabout a design and procurement (tender) process will be undertaken. It is expected construction is likely to commence in April 2017.

    Residents living adjacent to the intersection will be further notified prior to works commencing.

    Landscaping of the roundabout will be consistent with other recently 'upgraded' roundabouts in the Glenside/Glenunga area.

    If you have any questions or would like more information on this project, please contact Council's Principal Traffic Engineer, David Hayes, on 8366 4200.