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Community encouraged to comment on more safety measures for Tarrawanna Road

IN a further effort to encourage motorists to slow down on a notorious Corrimal road, Wollongong City Council is asking the community to comment on a proposal for a number of traffic calming measures.

The project will build on previous road safety improvements made by Council in 2016 that saw a section of Tarrawanna Road reshaped along the curve to give vehicles more grip on the road.

The proposed changes include:

  • A speed table (raised platform that encourages drivers to reduce speed) near the Tarrawanna Road and Angel Street intersection
  • Two speed tables east of where the road curves
  • Kerb blisters (a concrete kerb extension that narrows the road) on the approaches to the curve.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said speeding in residential areas is a serious concern for many residents.

“In January 2021, in response to residents’ concerns, Council installed a variable message sign along Tarrawanna Road to record data such as traffic volumes and vehicle speeds and remind drivers to slow down,” he said.

“We’ve since evaluated this data and our investigations have provided clear evidence there is a serious and ongoing speeding problem at this location.

“To develop this design, we considered a range of other options such as a roundabout at Angel Street. However, research found that our current draft design proposal would do a better job of slowing vehicles down.

“We know that local knowledge can often provide valuable insights on projects like this one. That’s why we’re calling for feedback from residents and the broader community on the design.”

The draft plan for Tarrawanna Road will be on exhibition until Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Find out more and join the conversation, by visiting the Our Wollongong website.

The project is funded through the Federal and State Government’s Stimulus Commitment – Road Safety Program.


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