MacDonald Street Osborne Park traffic management proposal

Consultation has concluded

Owners and residents of properties on the section of McDonald Street between Main Street and Mitchell Freeway in Osborne Park, and who have received a letter about this project, are invited to provide their feedback by 5.00pm Friday 23 November 2018.

Description

As part of the ongoing program of monitoring the traffic conditions on its roads, the City of Stirling has undertaken an assessment of the section of McDonald Street between Main Street and Mitchell Freeway in Osborne Park to determine if this road warrants traffic management intervention.

The assessment was undertaken under the City’s Traffic Management Warrants Policy which takes into account a range of safety and amenity factors such as traffic volumes, travel speeds, crash history, road geometry, road users and activity generators to determine the justification for traffic management treatments.

At the time of the assessment, traffic surveys showed that McDonald Street carried up to 2,750 vehicles per day with an 85th percentile speed (i.e. the speed at or below which 85 per cent of vehicles were recorded to travel) of 57km/h.

Crash data provided by Main Roads WA indicated that there were three reported crashes along McDonald Street within the five-year period before the assessment.

Development of the Traffic Management Scheme

The City has developed a traffic management proposal for McDonald Street, which aims at reducing travel speeds and the frequency of crashes. The proposal includes the construction of:

  • a raised intersection platform at the intersection of McDonald Street and Albert Street
  • a roundabout at the intersection of McDonald Street and Edward Street.

Similar traffic management schemes have been installed along a number of other roads in the City, and have proven to be very effective in reducing travel speeds along these roads.

A raised intersection platform will reduce vehicle speeds on all approaches to the intersection and the risk and severity of crashes (in particular, right angle crashes) will be reduced by virtue of lower speeds on all approaches. This treatment will be constructed within the existing kerb lines, removing the need for expensive relocation of services.

A roundabout will significantly reduce vehicle speeds on all approaches as well as the risk and severity of crashes at this intersection. This treatment will also result in the control of traffic movement and provision of an orderly and largely uninterrupted flow of traffic. The roundabout will enhance the look of the street as well as encourage traffic to slow.

Who will decide whether the proposed project will be constructed?

The owners and residents of abutting properties will decide whether the proposed project will be constructed. Only submissions that include a valid Unique ID, which is included in the notification letter, will be considered in the determination of this proposal.

The project will progress only if the majority of submissions support it.

Please note, the City considers all non-responses as having no preference as to whether the project proceeds or not. The level of support for the proposal will be determined only by the received responses.

How can I find out more?

More information about this specific proposal can be found in the sections to the right of the page. You can also ask a question using the Q & A tool below.

For more information about traffic management projects and the consultation process, please refer to the FAQs section on the Roads and traffic management projects page at this link.

This information is available in alternative formats on request by contacting the City of Stirling Customer Service Team on (08) 9205 8555.

Owners and residents of properties on the section of McDonald Street between Main Street and Mitchell Freeway in Osborne Park, and who have received a letter about this project, are invited to provide their feedback by 5.00pm Friday 23 November 2018.

Description

As part of the ongoing program of monitoring the traffic conditions on its roads, the City of Stirling has undertaken an assessment of the section of McDonald Street between Main Street and Mitchell Freeway in Osborne Park to determine if this road warrants traffic management intervention.

The assessment was undertaken under the City’s Traffic Management Warrants Policy which takes into account a range of safety and amenity factors such as traffic volumes, travel speeds, crash history, road geometry, road users and activity generators to determine the justification for traffic management treatments.

At the time of the assessment, traffic surveys showed that McDonald Street carried up to 2,750 vehicles per day with an 85th percentile speed (i.e. the speed at or below which 85 per cent of vehicles were recorded to travel) of 57km/h.

Crash data provided by Main Roads WA indicated that there were three reported crashes along McDonald Street within the five-year period before the assessment.

Development of the Traffic Management Scheme

The City has developed a traffic management proposal for McDonald Street, which aims at reducing travel speeds and the frequency of crashes. The proposal includes the construction of:

  • a raised intersection platform at the intersection of McDonald Street and Albert Street
  • a roundabout at the intersection of McDonald Street and Edward Street.

Similar traffic management schemes have been installed along a number of other roads in the City, and have proven to be very effective in reducing travel speeds along these roads.

A raised intersection platform will reduce vehicle speeds on all approaches to the intersection and the risk and severity of crashes (in particular, right angle crashes) will be reduced by virtue of lower speeds on all approaches. This treatment will be constructed within the existing kerb lines, removing the need for expensive relocation of services.

A roundabout will significantly reduce vehicle speeds on all approaches as well as the risk and severity of crashes at this intersection. This treatment will also result in the control of traffic movement and provision of an orderly and largely uninterrupted flow of traffic. The roundabout will enhance the look of the street as well as encourage traffic to slow.

Who will decide whether the proposed project will be constructed?

The owners and residents of abutting properties will decide whether the proposed project will be constructed. Only submissions that include a valid Unique ID, which is included in the notification letter, will be considered in the determination of this proposal.

The project will progress only if the majority of submissions support it.

Please note, the City considers all non-responses as having no preference as to whether the project proceeds or not. The level of support for the proposal will be determined only by the received responses.

How can I find out more?

More information about this specific proposal can be found in the sections to the right of the page. You can also ask a question using the Q & A tool below.

For more information about traffic management projects and the consultation process, please refer to the FAQs section on the Roads and traffic management projects page at this link.

This information is available in alternative formats on request by contacting the City of Stirling Customer Service Team on (08) 9205 8555.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    MacDonald Street Osborne Park traffic management proposal

    Send us your response by 5.00pm Friday 23 November 2018.

    Please note that only submissions with the relevant Unique ID will inform the final decision.

    Any comments, questions or requests that are not directly related to this proposal should be forwarded separately to the City of Stirling at Stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au so that they can be considered on their merits and responded to appropriately.

    Send us your response by 5.00pm Friday 23 November 2018.

    Please note that only submissions with the relevant Unique ID will inform the final decision.

    Any comments, questions or requests that are not directly related to this proposal should be forwarded separately to the City of Stirling at Stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au so that they can be considered on their merits and responded to appropriately.

    Consultation has concluded