Local Area Traffic Management

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is committed to work with our community to provide a safe and efficient road network. Aligned with this, the Council has endorsed a program of Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) schemes across the Council area.

What is a Local Area Traffic Management scheme?

“LATM is concerned with the planning and management of the usage of road space within a local traffic area… it involves the use of physical devices, streetscaping treatments and other measures…to influence vehicle operation, in order to create safer and more pleasant streets in local areas.”
(Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Part 8, Local Area Traffic Management, 2008 (page 4))

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield initially undertook LATM’s in Enfield, Alberton, Croydon Park and Birkenhead. Council was one of the first to implement this new form of traffic management and the Enfield area was used as part of development of guidelines and standards for traffic calming devices.

Why do a Local Area Traffic Management scheme?

There are a number of benefits but the key objective is to provide a holistic approach to overall traffic management in your local area rather than developing solutions on a ‘street by street’ basis.

The biggest benefit of a LATM is that community helps develop the scheme with experienced traffic engineering practitioners – thus the final scheme incorporates the community views to deliver the best possible outcome for the local community.

Kilburn

The current program of LATM in Port Adelaide Enfield continued in 2013 with the Kilburn local area. Council undertook a LATM in response to the development of the Churchill Centre and associated changes to Churchill Road.

Council engaged the community and delivered improved amenity through traffic control devices with the work completed in 2017. In August 2018 Council undertook a review of the effectiveness which showed that devices were performing satisfactorily.

The final Kilburn LATM scheme is shown on the map below:

Kilburn TM Final Scheme

The following photos show one of the devices installed as part of the Kilburn LATM; a Driveway Entry Treatment which reduces the road to one lane and requires drivers to slow or stop and take turns to pass through.

Kilburn LATM Device Example

In 2015, Council resolved to establish a 5 year program of LATM. In 2016 the program was further reviewed and proposed to continue until 2024/2025.

The following stages shows the process on how we have undertaken LATM studies in our Council area.

  • Stage 1- Community Consultation
  • Stage 2 – Scheme Development with Street Resident Committee (SRC)
  • Stage 3 – Consult on draft scheme
  • Stage 4 – Adopt final scheme
  • Stage 5 – Design and construct final scheme

Steps in process

  • Stage 1 - Community Meeting/Consultation (and letter drop whole area)
    • discuss process,
    • invite residents to submit traffic issues and concerns in the local area,
    • Invite residents to join Resident Committee
  • Stage 2 - Local Area Resident Group formed (from local residents)
    • Discuss traffic control treatments available,
    • Develop a draft LATM scheme based on concerns raised in Stage 1 (meet 3-4 times over a 6-12 month period)
  • Stage 3 – Draft LATM presented to Council for endorsement for consultation
  • Stage 4 – Adopt plan for implementation (subject to general support)
  • Stage 5 – Develop detailed design and install scheme (following localised / micro-consultation)

LATM Progress to Date

Area

Planning / Consultation

Construction

Cost

Scope

Kilburn

December 2013

2015 - 2017

$1.5m

Full LATM

North Haven

August 2015

2017

 

2 collector roads only

Enfield (South)

Nov 2015

2017-2019

$2.13m

Full LATM

Rosewater (North)

March 2016

2017-2019

$2m approx.

Full LATM

Greenacres

February 2018

2019-2021

$1.7m

Full LATM

Northfield

July 2018

2019-2023

$2.3m

Full LATM

North Haven

The North Haven LATM involved the replacement of existing speed cushion style humps with raised intersections and flat top road humps on two collector roads, Klingberg Drive and Sir Keith Smith Drive with construction in 2017.

The scheme is provided on the plan below:

North Haven Plan

Enfield (South)

The Enfield (south) LATM commenced in 2015/16 and covered the areas of Enfield, Broadview and Clearview between Corconda Street and Regency Road. Construction of the devices in this LATM is expected to be completed by 2019/20. To date Council has constructed the following:

  • Removal of the existing non-standard traffic control devices in Collins Street, Corconda Street and Watson Avenue
  • A wombat crossing on Collins St
  • 7 raised intersections and 4 roundabouts across Collins Street, Corconda Street and Watson Avenue (and construction of a driveway entry at Watson and Blythe underway)

The map of the Enfield LATM is shown below (the plan changed slightly as part of consultation to meet the needs of affected residents with removal of humps in Beaven Avenue and raised platforms in Markham Avenue (due to stormwater issues associated with their construction, similarly the eastern most humps in Collins Street and Corconda Street have been removed from the plan at this point of time due to similar concerns):

Enfield LATM Plan

Rosewater

The Rosewater (north) LATM commenced in 2015/16 and encompasses the section of Rosewater north of Grand Junction Road. Completion of this LATM is anticipated in 2019/20. To date Council has reconstructed two existing roundabouts which were not constructed to current standards and undertaken detailed design and consultation for the remaining treatments which comprise of roundabouts, road humps, road narrowing and a pedestrian link across the closed railway line. ‘No Trucks’ signs have also been installed throughout the area to discourage non local trucks from cutting through the local road network. Parking controls originally proposed in the scheme have not been implemented due to objections from affected residents.

The traffic treatments along McNicol Terrace, McGregor Tce and Lee Terrace are being implemented. Works are anticipated to be completed in Rosewater at the end of the 2019/20 financial year.

Greenacres

The Greenacres LATM commenced in 2017/18 and was presented to the February 2019 Council meeting. The draft scheme has been endorsed by Council and is now in the detailed design stage.

The Greenacres LATM scheme currently under consideration by the community is shown below.

Greenacres LATM Plan

Northfield

The Northfield LATM commenced in 2017/18 and covers the section of Northfield between Folland Avenue, Grand Junction Road, Hampstead Road and Westbrook Terrace / Dumfries Avenue. The draft scheme has now been endorsed by the community and Council and detailed design has commenced.

The Northfield LATM scheme currently being considered by the community is shown below:

Northfield LATM Plan

2019/2020 Committed LATM's

Council’s current plan of future LATM (subject to funding) is shown in the map below

Future LATM Plan

Dudley Park / Devon Park / Croydon Park

The Torrens to Torrens (T2T) and Regency to Pym (R2P) sections of the North-South Corridor have resulted / are likely to result in significant changes to the operation of the local road network in the Devon Park, Dudley Park and Croydon Park areas. The partial severance of Pym Street at South Road will result in traffic redirection and changes to bus routes. The R2P recently funded a study to assess the likely impacts of their project on Council’s local road network. This study identified that some roads will experience a major increase in traffic volume as a result of the project. DPTI, as part of their R2P, have been requested to assist Council to develop a scheme to address the anticipated impacts of their project.

Council Administration considers that it is worth commencing the scheme and engaging with residents in this area now. We propose to develop a LATM scheme during construction of the R2P project and implement following the completion of the R2P project. It is suggested that the draft scheme will not be implemented or designed in detail until traffic volumes have been assessed 3 months after completion of the R2P project to ensure the treatments that are proposed would be warranted. If volumes at that time justify the treatments proposed then they can be implemented accordingly.

Council have committed to start this LATM in 2019/20. Concept design will be undertaken utilising Council Administration in 2019/20 and 2020/21. The study area is proposed to extend from Days Road to the Gawler Railway line to Torrens Road. Council will work with the City of Charles Sturt on this project as the southern part of this study area falls under their care and control.

Community Presentation 5 November 2019(3065 kb)

Enfield and Clearview (Central and North)

The LATM schemes in both remaining areas of Enfield and Clearview are proposed to commence in 2019/20. Funding of $100,000 for this work has been included in the draft 2019/2020 budget. These areas will extend from Corconda Avenue to north of Darlington Street which may be extended to Grand Junction Road (TBC).

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.
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