Hunt Road, McLaren Flat - road reseal and traffic calming

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Consultation has concluded

Work is underway to reseal Hunt Road between Conte Drive and Sand Road

The road widening and shoulder work is anticipated for completion before Christmas and the spray seal is scheduled for completion in January (weather permitting).



Your Say

We reviewed the feedback on our proposed road improvements for Hunt Road between Conte Drive and Sand Road, McLaren Flat.

In total, there were 35 submissions received via our Your Say page. Most responses indicated that people wanted the proposed works to include an additional separated footpath/shoulder where people can walk and ride their bike. There was also support for a significant speed reduction and road resurfacing and widening.

As a result of the community feedback we undertook a further investigation to determine if what was being conveyed by the community could be accommodated into the final design. Where there is a low risk to public safety, we reduce dead trees to a “totem” and leave in situ where possible for habitat, unless the tree is in the way of works or posing a threat of falling onto the road, in which case the tree would be removed. We will also be improving visibility by pruning vegetation in and around the Sand/Hunt Roads intersection and installing stop signs. Follow the link to view all planned pruning and removals.

Regarding traffic improvements, the following measures will be installed when the road is upgraded:

  • Widening the road and the approaches at both crests and installing double barrier lines and Retroreflective Raised Pavement Markers
  • Appropriate warning signage, including width markers where appropriate at obstructions such as trees and culverts
  • Guideposts at spacings of 75m on straight portions of road and at closer spacings to advise of curves
  • Removing the Give Way signage on the northern side of the Sand/Hunt Roads intersection and installing Stop signage
  • Removal of the two slow points.

Due consideration has been given to the habitat value of the vegetation, as well as ensuring that any removals are undertaken in accordance with legislation. In addition, the setting of new and changes to existing speed limits requires approval from the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT).

Construction is anticipated to commence in early December 2021 and subject to weather conditions. We anticipate the works to take between 7 and 14 days.

Background

Council has received reports of increased use of this road by traffic seeking to avoid the McLaren Flat township. These reports have been substantiated by our own data collection.

We plan to introduce rural Slow Points, which consist of raised kerbing and road narrowing. These devices will incorporate retroreflective signage to direct traffic similar to those shown in the example below. We have designed these traffic calming devices to also accommodate the vehicles that currently use this road, including semi-trailers and wide agricultural vehicles.

Our proposed design minimises the impact on trees, ensuring that tree roots are not impacted. However, canopy trimming may be required to allow safe passage.

Traffic calming example

Click here to see an example of what we propose for the road. Please note: This example is found in NSW and does not include kerbing. At this point we do not have any examples of a rural slow point within the Onkaparinga Council area, however, Sheoak Road within the adjacent Mitcham Council area has had devices installed to achieve similar goals.

Construction is planned for the 2022-23 financial year.

We're keen to hear resident feedback prior to progressing to construction. To leave feedback just click on the Comments tab below.

Work is underway to reseal Hunt Road between Conte Drive and Sand Road

The road widening and shoulder work is anticipated for completion before Christmas and the spray seal is scheduled for completion in January (weather permitting).



Your Say

We reviewed the feedback on our proposed road improvements for Hunt Road between Conte Drive and Sand Road, McLaren Flat.

In total, there were 35 submissions received via our Your Say page. Most responses indicated that people wanted the proposed works to include an additional separated footpath/shoulder where people can walk and ride their bike. There was also support for a significant speed reduction and road resurfacing and widening.

As a result of the community feedback we undertook a further investigation to determine if what was being conveyed by the community could be accommodated into the final design. Where there is a low risk to public safety, we reduce dead trees to a “totem” and leave in situ where possible for habitat, unless the tree is in the way of works or posing a threat of falling onto the road, in which case the tree would be removed. We will also be improving visibility by pruning vegetation in and around the Sand/Hunt Roads intersection and installing stop signs. Follow the link to view all planned pruning and removals.

Regarding traffic improvements, the following measures will be installed when the road is upgraded:

  • Widening the road and the approaches at both crests and installing double barrier lines and Retroreflective Raised Pavement Markers
  • Appropriate warning signage, including width markers where appropriate at obstructions such as trees and culverts
  • Guideposts at spacings of 75m on straight portions of road and at closer spacings to advise of curves
  • Removing the Give Way signage on the northern side of the Sand/Hunt Roads intersection and installing Stop signage
  • Removal of the two slow points.

Due consideration has been given to the habitat value of the vegetation, as well as ensuring that any removals are undertaken in accordance with legislation. In addition, the setting of new and changes to existing speed limits requires approval from the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT).

Construction is anticipated to commence in early December 2021 and subject to weather conditions. We anticipate the works to take between 7 and 14 days.

Background

Council has received reports of increased use of this road by traffic seeking to avoid the McLaren Flat township. These reports have been substantiated by our own data collection.

We plan to introduce rural Slow Points, which consist of raised kerbing and road narrowing. These devices will incorporate retroreflective signage to direct traffic similar to those shown in the example below. We have designed these traffic calming devices to also accommodate the vehicles that currently use this road, including semi-trailers and wide agricultural vehicles.

Our proposed design minimises the impact on trees, ensuring that tree roots are not impacted. However, canopy trimming may be required to allow safe passage.

Traffic calming example

Click here to see an example of what we propose for the road. Please note: This example is found in NSW and does not include kerbing. At this point we do not have any examples of a rural slow point within the Onkaparinga Council area, however, Sheoak Road within the adjacent Mitcham Council area has had devices installed to achieve similar goals.

Construction is planned for the 2022-23 financial year.

We're keen to hear resident feedback prior to progressing to construction. To leave feedback just click on the Comments tab below.

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