Review the closure of Eel Race Road, Carrum
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Following the announced design for the removal of both level crossings at Carrum, the community have voiced their preference to retain access to the Nepean Highway via Eel Race Road for the following reasons:
- Potential congestion with Eel Race Road traffic being funnelled to the McLeod Road and Station Street intersection
- Reduced options to access Nepean Highway. From 2 to 1 for both emergency services and motorists
- Potential congestion from the new traffic flow on Station Street, Bonbeach via the planned second bridge over Patterson River to McLeod Road to access the MP Freeway or travel east
- Lead to motorists treating suburban streets as rat runs posing a safety risk to pedestrians given the close proximity to Carrum Primary School and Patterson River Secondary College
- Potential difficulty exiting and entering the train station car-parking with increased traffic flow
These are just some of the concerns raised. We seek to understand the details of the collected traffic modelling data, including:
- % of traffic that would have utilised Eel Race Rd, Carrum that will now be directed to travel via McLeod Rd
- Given the construction of the second bridge over Patterson River to connect Bonbeach and Carrum, it would be expected traffic would be encouraged to travel via McLeod Rd to access the MP Freeway or go east. What is the % of traffic that would have travelled via Edithvale Rd that could now utilise McLeod Rd?
- Number of traffic movements through Station St/McLeod Rd intersection prior to the proposed changes and following
This petition is supported by both Seaford Community Committee and Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum.
Further consultation regarding the closure of Eel Race Road is requested. If you support the LXRA reviewing the closure of Eel Race Road and consulting further with the community, then please sign the petition
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