Following consideration of community comment, a six month trial of a new line marking scheme was proposed to start in January 2013. Due to further concerns raised by the community, the trial was suspended in February 2013.
Roads and Maritime carried out further detailed investigation of the proposal, community concerns and engaged an independent assessment of the proposal. The assessment revealed that the proposal would be effective in improving road safety along Fullers Road. The review recommended the addition of a right turn lane at Edgar Street.
Roads and Maritime identified a need to resurface Fullers Road between Millwood Avenue and Jenkins Street to reduce the risk of wet weather crashes. The resurfacing of Fullers Road provided Roads and Maritime with an opportunity to install the modified proposed line marking scheme on Fullers Road between James Street and Sylvia Street.
In November 2013, Roads and Maritime announced the road safety works on Fullers Road. View or download the letter to residents for more information.
There has been strong community support for the line marking proposal. Roads and Maritime acknowledges that a small section of the community has concerns with aspects of the line marking proposal.
Roads and Maritime has committed to evaluate the scheme in 12 months to measure its effectiveness in improving road safety.
The new line marking may cause some delays, but it is expected to reduce conflicts between turning vehicles and opposing traffic and will further reduce vehicle speeds on Fullers Road.
Roads and Maritime and NSW Police have met to discuss the road safety concerns raised by the local community and have agreed on an enforcement strategy. This includes enforcing the speed limit and turn restrictions along Fullers Road. New 'Speed Limits Enforced' signage will be installed on Fullers Road by Christmas.