Stop Unecessary Restrictions on Traffic Movements To and From Catherine Hill Bay

Stop Unecessary Restrictions on Traffic Movements To and From Catherine Hill Bay

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Declan Tierney started this petition to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) (Megan Logue, Flowers Drive Project Team)

Catherine Hill Bay beach is enjoyed by countless visitors year-round. The proposed changes to the intersection at Flowers Dr would result in visitors having to access the Pacific Highway via Montefiore St (the new housing development) on their return journey, as right hand turns from Flowers Dr towards Swansea are banned. This results in a significantly longer north bound trip home, with associated fuel, wear & tear, and environmental costs. Obviously, local residents are affected on an ongoing basis.
The ideal solution that would maintain the existing amenity and all current movements in a safe manner, is to take the four through lanes above the Flowers Dr / Cams Wharf Rd intersection on an elevated structure.
I believe that the topography of the area lends itself to this option, with the intersection situated at the bottom of descents from both directions. The road reserve is likely to be sufficiently wide to accommodate run on / run off access at grade. The work could be staged to minimise traffic impacts. However, it is a more costly solution.
An alternative lower cost option would be to install traffic signals. However, the downhill approaches to the signals is not ideal, so real time warning signs would be needed on the approaches from both directions, "warning red light ahead, prepare to stop”. A reduced speed limit from the crescent on the approaches to the intersection would most likely be required.
Neither of these options have been considered by TfNSW in its recently distributed solitary option, which bans right hand turns from Cams Wharf Rd to the South and from Flowers Dr to the north. Only left in and left out movements are allowed to / from Flowers Dr. The right-hand turn into Cams Wharf Rd from the South is retained.

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