New Traffic Infrastructure Proposed for Drysdale.
The DCSCA Committee would like to place the following statement on the public record.
We believe that the 3 sets of traffic lights proposed for the western entrance to Drysdale do not meet project objectives and are incorrect, unsafe, inefficient and ugly outcomes and they will be hugely detrimental to our community.
Note. DCSCA lobbied successfully for and is totally in favour of the Drysdale Bypass.
DCSCA supports the Hearing Panel recommendation: - VicRoads should review the intersection design for the Bypass/Grubb Road/High Street intersection, taking into consideration an expanded school population, the community/sports precinct and the seasonal variation in traffic volumes.
There are alternative roundabout proposals, which do meet project objectives and are much safer and much more traffic efficient and are illustrated below.
We are particularly concerned that, compared to these alternative roundabout proposals, analysis indicates that there will be in excess of 12 times the number of crashes resulting in serious injury.
There will also be significantly increased travel times, higher noxious and climate changing emissions, the loss of a huge number of trees and the destruction of the pleasant ambience of the entrance to our community.
The DCSCA Committee 4/5/2018
The alternative roundabout proposals and the associated Active Transport (Pedestrian/Cyclists) Network.
VicRoads’ own analysis showed this proposal to be much more traffic efficient than their signalized proposal, and has the best possible “Level of Service” classification for all major routes.
It is intended that the Active Transport Network provide safe “desire-line” routes with minimal conflict with traffic. DCSCA proposes platformed pedestrian operated signalized crossings for Jetty Road and High Street and a pedestrian/cycle underpass for the Bypass.
Instead of the North/South Connector, DCSCA proposes a well-designed roundabout for the currently uncontrolled Hermsley Intersection and the sealing of Coriyule Road.