PLANS for traffic calming measures on Towradgi Road, which many believe would have ended the famous ‘hump’ over the South Coast Railway, have been scrapped by Wollongong City Council.
A Council spokesperson said the proposal raised “significant community interest”, with more than 200 individual responses.
“We welcome the diversity of comments we received throughout the engagement period,” the spokesperson said.
The proposal would have seen speed humps placed on either side of the Towradgi Road railway bridge, and the removal of the Towradgi Road zebra crossing at the corner of Carters Lane. The Council proposed a pedestrian refuge in its place. Throughout the engagement the Council said it monitored the commentary and have reviewed the feedback that came in up until midnight on Monday June 22.
“We will not be proceeding with the draft concept at this time. There remains safety-related issues that are important to the local community at this location,” the spokesperson said.
Council said it is committed to finding ways to improve safety, particularly around the pedestrian crossing on Towradgi Road adjacent to the Carters Lane intersection.
“Any future proposals would be informed by this community engagement and would be put out once again for further community comment,” the spokesperson said.
“We thank all those who took the time to provide their feedback and will contact them directly to provide a project update.”
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