Traffic flow improvements to Tompsitt Drive
5 March 2013
Traffic flow improvements to Tompsitt Drive and Lanyon Drive intersection
Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced work will start soon to improve traffic flow at the intersection of Tompsitt Drive and Lanyon Drive at Jerrabomberra.
“The NSW Government made an election promise to improve the journey of every motorist – not just those living in the “big smoke”,” Mr Gay said.
“We have become increasingly aware of congestion problems being experienced by motorists at this roundabout, especially in the morning peak,”
“We asked Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to come up with a plan to reduce queue lengths and minimise delays for motorists, especially those entering the roundabout from Tompsitt Drive.
“RMS met with residents late last year to hear their concerns and suggestions for improving congestion at the roundabout.
“A pleasing conclusion has been reached, and RMS will now provide two left turn lanes from Tompsitt Drive, with line marking on the road being upgraded to provide a left turn and a shared left/right turn.
“The work should improve traffic flow through the roundabout and limit the number of motorists who feel the need to use the right turn lane to circulate the roundabout to continue westbound on Lanyon Drive.
“The work is expected to be completed in a month, weather permitting. “RMS has also carried out traffic modelling for a long term solution to address traffic issues at the roundabout and will apply for funding in the next budget to provide signal metering at the roundabout to better manage traffic flow and ensure everyone using it gets a fair go,” Mr Gay said.
Mr Barilaro welcomed the announcement.
“It’s fantastic to see the NSW Government respond to concerns, as improvements are finally being made to this local bottleneck,” Mr Barilaro said.
Mr Gay said the changes will be monitored to ensure they are working effectively.
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Traffic flow improvements to Tompsitt Drive and Lanyon Drive intersection.