Stewart Avenue, Parkway Avenue and Kemp Street – safety upgrades
Roads and Maritime Services has completed safety improvements on Stewart Avenue at the Parkway Avenue and Kemp Street intersections to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes.
The NSW Government has provided $800,000 in 2017/18 through the Safer Roads program to improve safety and reduce crashes at the Stewart Avenue intersections of Parkway Avenue and Kemp Street.
In the five year period between January 2011 and December 2015 there were 17 crashes at the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Parkway Avenue, including 10 injury crashes. The majority of crashes involved a vehicle traveling out of the eastern side of Parkway Avenue.
In the period between January 2011 and December 2015 there were seven crashes at the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Kemp Street, including four injury crashes. The majority of crashes involved motorists turning right in and right out of Kemp Street and rear end crashes.
The project involved:
- Building a right turn lane on Parkway Avenue for westbound motorists turning onto Stewart Avenue and, adjusting the traffic lights to provide a right turn phase.
The right turn lane and traffic light phasing has improved safety for motorists turning right.
- Installing a raised concrete median on Kemp Street (east) to permanently ban right turn and through movements into and out of the eastern side of Kemp Street. This extended the right turn ban that applied during weekday morning peak.
A copy of the design is available in the December 2017 project notification.
An REF was prepared to identify the proposal’s potential environmental impacts. The assessment was carried out in consultation with a range of key stakeholders including technical specialists. It also considered feedback received from the community during the March 2017 consultation period.
While there were some environmental impacts as a consequence of the project, they were avoided or minimised wherever possible through design and site specific safeguards. The investigations found that the project would not significantly affect the environment or the community with the application of identified mitigation measures.