St Vincent Street Ulladulla Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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Transport for New South Wales and Shoalhaven City Council have been working on pedestrian safety improvements along St Vincent Street and at the intersection of South Street Ulladulla following the tragic accident which took place in June 2020.

In consultation with Ulladulla High School, Kellam Bus Lines and Ulladulla Bus Lines, Council and TfNSW have developed a three-phase strategy to improve pedestrian and vehicle movements at the site.

To make sure that we create a better outcome for students and motorists and that we don’t inadvertently create unacceptable outcomes at the site or elsewhere, Council and TfNSW will liaise regularly

Transport for New South Wales and Shoalhaven City Council have been working on pedestrian safety improvements along St Vincent Street and at the intersection of South Street Ulladulla following the tragic accident which took place in June 2020.

In consultation with Ulladulla High School, Kellam Bus Lines and Ulladulla Bus Lines, Council and TfNSW have developed a three-phase strategy to improve pedestrian and vehicle movements at the site.

To make sure that we create a better outcome for students and motorists and that we don’t inadvertently create unacceptable outcomes at the site or elsewhere, Council and TfNSW will liaise regularly with Ulladulla High School, the Bus Companies and the Parents and Citizens Association on the effectiveness of the measures, the details of any investigations and strategies to engage with the wider community.

Phase 1 – Start of Term 3

  • Water filled barriers and appropriate signage
  • The drop off site along St Vincent Street moved a few metres to the northern side of the mid-block crossing.
  • Traffic marshals on site for two weeks during school zone times to monitor movements and make any adjustments to barriers and signage.

Phase 2 – During Term 3

  • Line marking improvements will be installed.
  • Purpose built pedestrian fencing will be installed to replace temporary water filled barriers.
  • Buses will leave school pick up areas in a manner to ease congestion onsite. Left turn buses will leave before right turn buses.

Phase 3 – Complete by end of Term 4

  • Investigation of possible intersection upgrades which may include roundabouts, traffic signals and/or further improvement to crossing facilities.
  • Investigation of ongoing CCTV and monitoring or manning options.
  • Investigation of possible adjustments to the bus pick up area and the way buses line up.

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  • Update

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    27 Oct 2020
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    Pedestrian fencing, concrete path widening, and path realignment works are complete.

    Also progressing in the background is the pedestrian crossing upgrade design, in conjunction with traffic data that has been collected for the continuing investigation and development of intersection improvements at South Street and St Vincent Street.

  • Update

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    11 Sep 2020
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    Procurement of pedestrian fencing has commenced. Concrete works for widening and realigning the existing path are expected to commence in two weeks. Installation of the pedestrian fencing should take place one week after the school holidays, subject to confirmation from the fencing contractor.

    Also progressing in the background is the pedestrian crossing upgrade design, in conjunction with traffic data that has been collected for the continuing investigation and development of intersection improvements at South Street and St Vincent Street.

  • Update

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    27 Aug 2020
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    Since the start of Term 3, the following measures have been successfully implemented:

    • Water filled barriers and additional signage with changed parking and drop off arrangements

    • Line marking improvements along St Vincent Street starting from Deering Street to the existing pedestrian refuge crossing to the north of South Street.

    • Traffic marshals were on site for the first three weeks during school zone times to monitor movements and make any adjustments to barriers and signage.

    • Buses have been coordinating to ensure they leave school pick up areas in a manner to ease congestion onsite. Left turn buses leaving before right turn buses.

    With these measures in place and safety improved, the focus has now shifted to the permanent traffic improvement solution.

    To date there has been strong community support for traffic signals at the intersection of St Vincent Street and South Street. Council’s Development Control Plan for the Ulladulla Town Centre has identified traffic signals for installation when warranted traffic and pedestrian volumes were met.

    Having reviewed the design parameters for Traffic Signals, growth in traffic, pedestrian volumes and school enrolments, Council believes that traffic signals are an appropriate measure now. Council will be working closely with Transport to progress the development of this project, including all potential designs to provide a safe intersection for road users. Transport has provided project development funding to Council for this work to commence.

    The proposed way forward is:

    1. The water filled barriers will be replaced with purpose-built fencing (to be completed in Term 4).

    2. The concrete path currently adjacent to the water filled barriers will be widened, to accommodate the purpose-built fencing (to be completed in Term 4).

    3. A new raised pedestrian crossing will be built further north (mid-block) in the vicinity of the last school gate and the Council car park opposite.

    4. Design work and analyses will be prepared for the St Vincent St and South Street intersection and is expected to be completed by November 2020. As this work progresses Council will keep in close contact with the High School, Bus Companies and the Ulladulla CCB.

    5. The final draft of the design and an analysis of options will be discussed publicly before a decision is made by Council on the preferred treatment and the design of that treatment is finalised. The date for commencing this consultation process is yet to be determined.

    6. The preferred treatment at the intersection will be installed. The date for commencing this will largely depend on the design consultation phase and the availability of funding.

    Should anyone have any concerns with any of the measures installed on site now, please contact the Ulladulla Office directly on (02) 4429 8902.

  • Community Response Following Phase One Implementation

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    31 Jul 2020
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    Week 1, Term 3 - Community response following phase one implementation

    The barriers and line marking have been well received by the community. Traffic Marshals will be onsite for approximately 2 weeks. The permanent fencing dates are to be confirmed and the investigation for longer term measures is underway and will consider various options.