Intersection improvements at South Head Road, Moruya
In 2012 the NSW Government committed funding for improvements at the intersection of South Head Road and the Princes Highway at Moruya.
Roads and Maritime Services talked with the community about the intersection and possible treatments before starting construction of a roundabout in June 2013. Construction of the roundabout is now complete and operating.
The roundabout will improve safety and efficiency for motorists and pedestrians at this location particularly in peak holiday times.
In August 2012 Roads and Maritime held community drop in sessions to gain feedback from the community about near miss and unreported crashes, pedestrian activity, local road safety and traffic knowledge near / at the intersection.
Roads and Maritime produced an Issues Report (PDF, 70KB) outlining issues raised during RMS' conversations with the community regarding the intersection.
These issues were considered as part of Roads and Maritime's investigations into possible options to improve the safety and efficiency of the intersection.
RMS looked at a number of treatments to improve the intersection including:
- Sea gull Intersection (dedicated turning lanes in and out of the intersection)
- Roundabout with free flow northbound lane treatment
- Traffic Lights
Roads and Maritime assessed these options against a range of criteria including safety, efficiency, cost, community feedback, environmental impacts and property acquisition.
For more information on the comparison between the options please see the project documents page.