The section of Longueville Road between Little Street and Birdwood
Avenue has been an ongoing cause for concern for Council and the wider community
for a number of years with a high number of accidents and near misses for cars
Official Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) crash
data and North Shore Local Area Command reports show that there have been a
total of 38 recorded accidents at the two intersections since January 2006.
Improving road safety in this location has therefore been one of
Council’s highest priorities with Council staff undertaking comprehensive
traffic studies to determine possible solutions. Upon reviewing these studies
RMS formally advised Council in July 2013 to progress a scheme that comprises
the following measures:-
- Installation of traffic signals at the Birdwood Avenue intersection allowing
all movements; and
- Introduce a left-in, left-out arrangement at the Little Street intersection.
Council put the scheme on public exhibition between September and November
2013 with the results presented at the November 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting.
At the meeting, Council resolved to progress the detailed design of the
Following approval of the traffic
signal design plan by RMS in February 2014, Council resolved to construct
the scheme at the March 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting.
Traffic Signals Now Operational
Pedestrian and motorist safety in Lane Cove has improved significantly following the lights becoming operational in November.
The lights have provided a safer solution for pedestrians and cars accessing the town centre via Birdwood Avenue.
This has resulted in some changes to the 261 and 265 bus
routes and an alternate route to Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre via Central Avenue.
Please contact Council’s Project Engineer on 9911 3562 or by email
if you have any further queries.