Wanniassa speed limits coming down, speed cushions going in

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SHANE RATTENBURY says the speed limit on McBryde Crescent from Amsinck Street to Ashley Drive will be reduced to 50 km/h from Monday 24 November 2014 as part of the implementation of the traffic management scheme for Sternberg Crescent and surrounding streets in Wanniassa.

Initial works will include the implementation of some priority one treatments, such as speed cushions and a refuge island, with further implementation of other treatments to be undertaken as funding becomes available.

“To reduce travelling speeds and improve pedestrian and intersection safety on Sternberg Crescent, priority one treatments will be implemented by the end of March 2015, commencing with the speed limit reduction on McBryde Crescent,” said Mr Rattenbury.

“This speed limit reduction, from 60km/h to 50km/h, was strongly supported by the majority of respondents during community consultation. The reduction will minimise speed zone variation and provide greater pedestrian safety near Trinity Christian School.

“As part of priority one treatments, two speed cushions will also be installed on Wheeler Crescent near the Hyland Place intersection and between the intersection of Spiers Place and Byrne Street.

“Speed cushions are an effective way to help address speeding concerns by providing a physical barrier on the road forcing motorists to slow down all day, every day. They also encourage through traffic to use the surrounding arterial roads.

“There will also be some changes on Sternberg Crescent which will receive a new refuge island and footpath connection to create a safer crossing opportunity.

“There are not only many residential properties along McBryde Crescent, Sternberg Crescent and Wheeler Crescent, where the works will take place, but also the St Anthony’s Parish Primary School, Trinity Christian School and Wanniassa P-10 School as well as the Erindale Shopping Centre which is nearby, so it is quite a busy area.

“Neighbourhoods should be safe and accommodating places for the people who live or visit and these changes are aimed at protecting this amenity.”

Wanniassa residents have received a mail out to notify them of the commencement of works.

For more information on the traffic management scheme for Sternberg Crescent in Wanniassa and to view the master plan visit www.tams.act.gov.au

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