Project update: Fishery Point Rd and Macquarie Street intersection
22nd June 2018
Some good news from the RMS: they've listened to our feedback on the Fishery Point Rd/Macquarie Street intersection and have made changes to the proposed works.
The on-street parking along Macquarie Street will be RETAINED, and other sections widened.
A lot of people had also asked the RMS to install a roundabout at that intersection instead of lights, but the reality is that they would've needed to compulsorily acquire houses there to get enough room.
Thanks to everyone who helped to get a better result, and thanks also to the RMS for listening to us!
Here's the full update which I received from the RMS today:
The NSW Government has committed $150,000 this financial year to plan for safety and traffic flow improvements at this intersection.
Roads and Maritime invited comments from the community and stakeholders on the proposed project in April and May 2018. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.
Following a review of the comments, we have made changes to the proposed work, which include:
- Widening on the northern side of Macquarie Street to retain parking for residents and provide a new on-road cycleway
- Widening Macquarie Street at Wyee Street to allow traffic to turn safely
- Building a retaining wall on the northern side of Macquarie Street to facilitate the road widening
- Extending dual lanes in Fishery Point Road (southbound) past Pulbah Street to avoid conflict with right turning traffic
- Provide ‘Keep Clear’ line marking at Pulbah Street (northbound)
- Carry out traffic monitoring in Pulbah Street, Wyee Street and Oscar Lane before and after the new intersection is built.
We have included a map that shows the new design layout.
Planning for the upgrade involved assessing traffic light and roundabout options for this location. A roundabout option would require major underground utility work and acquiring adjacent property due to the size of land needed to build a roundabout which could manage the increasing traffic volumes.
Traffic modelling showed a signalised intersection to be the best performing option for managing traffic flow. This option also requires no property acquisition, minimising impacts to adjacent properties.
What happens next?
Following a review of the comments, we have decided to proceed with the project with these changes. We will keep you updated with information once the design is finalised. We will notify the community before work starts on the intersection upgrade.
If you have any questions, please call our Project Manager, Paul Galvin on 02 4908 7735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Roads and Maritime projects, visit rms.nsw.gov.au