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Innes Street, Elizabeth Park - 053248-14SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Dec 2014 - May 2015
Australian Government Contribution:$95,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Playford
State:SA

Project Description

The problem being addressed by this project is that Innes St has become a high speed environment. Innes Street extends from Yorktown Road to Midway Road in Elizabeth Park. It is a minor collector road carrying 2,090 vehicles per day. It is located in a strategic position, providing for access to a local shopping centre and the Elizabeth Park Primary School. The street is well used by children and others for walking to and from the school as well as the local shopping centre. During a traffic survey a maximum speed of 152 km/h was recorded during the evening peak period, whilst speeds above 100 km/h were recorded during the morning peak period. The applicable regulated speed for the street is the default urban speed limit of 50 km/h. The layout of Innes Street is a contributing factor; it is fairly straight with only gentle bends, 580 m long, and relatively wide at approximately 10.4 m. By constructing a traffic management device, motorists will be slowed down, reducing average and peak speeds along the road.

The works proposed are the construction of a centre blister and associated lighting, signage and line marking. The centre blister will comprise median kerb laid in the middle of Innes St, and will require pavement widening, associated kerbing and protuberances on either side, creating a slow point that motorist will need to reduce speed to navigate. A traffic impact statement has been completed for this device and approval for its construction has been granted by the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Council will contribute the cost of aesthetic improvements at this location such as street tree planting.

Total cost of proposed project is $97,500

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Project details last updated: 10/07/2015