Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive, Holsworthy

Roads and Maritime Services is making changes to the signalised roundabout at Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive to reduce congestion.

Updates and announcements

Work to install the new traffic lights, median and line marking will be carried out from Monday 25 July to Monday 19 September. Our working hours will be:

  • 7am to 5pm and 8pm to 5am, Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

 We will be closing one southbound lane for about six weeks from Monday 25 July to early September.

Project background

Access changes to the Holsworthy Army Barracks have made some improvement to congestion at the roundabout but more work is needed to further improve traffic flows.

The high number of southbound road users turning right from Heathcote Road into Macarthur Drive limits the flow of northbound traffic through the roundabout.

The current traffic lights stop southbound motorists turning right into Macarthur Drive to allow northbound traffic to flow through the intersection. However, this also stops southbound through traffic and causes delays and queuing.

The project includes:

  • Removing the existing traffic lights
  • Installing a traffic light that controls southbound road users turning right from Heathcote Road into Macarthur Drive
  • Installing new medians
  • New line marking to help prevent illegal movements in the roundabout.

Project benefit

The new traffic light and median will:

  • Allow northbound road users more frequent movement through the roundabout by limiting the time southbound road users have to turn right into Macarthur Drive
  • Allow southbound road users travelling straight on Heathcote Road to move freely through the roundabout when the lights are in operation.
  • Stop southbound road users on Heathcote Road turning right from the left hand lane.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime Services sought feedback from the community and stakeholders in October and November 2015 on this short-term solution to ease congestion and improve traffic flows at the roundabout and a construction schedule for the project.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal. No concerns were raised and we have decided to proceed with the proposal and night work construction schedule working up to five night shifts a week for up to two weeks.

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