Council has received a number of residents’ enquiries about traffic safety concerns at the single-lane angled slow points along Lurline Avenue and Dally Road, Gilles Plains.
Council has undertaken traffic investigations considering traffic speed, volume and land use along the subject streets. Lurline Avenue and Dally Road function as residential Minor Collectors to provide direct access to properties and connection between the other streets in the local area.
As a result, Council is proposing to remove all of the existing single-lane angled slow points and replace them with road humps and raised pavement intersection treatments (refer Example photos attached).
The attached map shows the proposed scheme and indicative locations of the proposed traffic calming devices along Lurline Avenue and Dally Road.
Council is seeking your input about the overall Scheme and your preference on the type of hump used.
Council has sent out public consultation letters to directly affected residents along Lurline Avenue and Dally Road and other residents close to the subject streets. However, other community outside of the direct consultation area would be welcome to provide feedback. If you would like to provide feedback please complete the questionnaire at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trafficmangillesplains
The closing date for comments is Monday 13 March 2017.
Please complete one questionnaire per household. All representations will be considered by Council.
Council will then review the community feedback and present a final Scheme to Council’s Elected Members for consideration and endorsement. After final endorsement by Council, residents will be notified of the final Scheme and localised consultation will be undertaken with the adjacent properties as part of the detailed design process.
If you require additional information or would like to discuss this further please contact Hye-Young Ghang (Traffic Engineer, Technical Services) on 8405 6825 or by email to the address listed above.
There is a number of traditional traffic calming devices that can be used to provide an area wide traffic management plan.
Different devices are targeted to address different issues, however there is no one ‘silver bullet’ which is 100% effective in addressing an issue, and most will have benefits and dis-benefits for differing types of road users. The intention is to influence behaviours (particularly driver behaviour) to produce safer road environments in these local residential areas.
In South Australia, all traffic control devices must comply with the Manual of Legal Responsibilities and Technical Requirements for Traffic Control Devices: Part 2 – Code of Technical Requirements (“The Code”), as well as relevant Australian Standards and Austroads’ Guidelines.
Please see the attached fact sheet about Raised Traffic Calming Devices.