Shoalhaven City Council has been working with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), Ulladulla High School, Kellam Bus Lines and Ulladulla Bus Lines to improve safety at the intersection of South Street and St Vincent Street at Ulladulla. The investigations are also considering broader safety benefits around the perimeter of Ulladulla High School.
The following measures have been successfully implemented:
- Purpose built pedestrian fencing and additional signage with changed parking and drop off arrangements.
- The concrete path currently adjacent to the purpose-built fencing has been widened.
- Line marking improvements along St Vincent Street starting from Deering Street to the existing pedestrian refuge crossing to the north of South Street.
- Buses have been coordinating to ensure that they leave school pick up areas in a manner to ease congestion onsite. Left turn buses leaving before right turn buses.
- Designs are progressing for improved pedestrian crossing facilities on St Vincent Street, with the treatment and locations to be confirmed after completion of the intersection investigations.
With the initial measures in place and safety improved, Council’s focus remains on the intersection options and broader safety improvements.
To date there has been strong community support for traffic signals at the intersection of St Vincent Street and South Street, identified in Council’s Development Control Plan for the Ulladulla Town Centre when warranted traffic and pedestrian volumes were met.
Council believes that traffic signals are an appropriate measure now and has been working closely with TfNSW to progress the development of the project, including all potential designs to provide a safe intersection for road users. TfNSW has provided project development funding to Council for this work to continue.
The outstanding tasks are summarised below.
- The intersection improvement design work and supporting analyses is expected to be submitted to the TfNSW review by the end of November 2020.
- Council will continue to inform the High School, Bus Companies and the Ulladulla Community of its progress.
- The final draft of the design and an analysis of options will be discussed publicly before a decision is made by Council on the preferred treatment and the design of that treatment is finalised. The date for commencing this consultation process is yet to be determined.
- The date for commencing works will depend on the design consultation phase, approval by TfNSW and the availability of funding.
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