Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive, Holsworthy

Roads and Maritime Services has now completed changes to the signalised roundabout at Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive to reduce congestion.

Updates and announcements

The project is now open to traffic. Roads and Maritime Services has delivered this project to reduce congestion by making changes to the signalised roundabout at Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive. The new traffic lights 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.

Project background

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

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

The current traffic lights stopped southbound motorists turning right into Macarthur Drive to allow northbound traffic to flow through the intersection, however this also stopped southbound through traffic and caused delays and queuing.

The project included:

  • Removing the existing traffic lights
  • Installing a new 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.
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