It’s official. The RMS is considering more traffic lights for Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
A meeting has been held at Thirroul Community Centre earlier this week to discuss Thirroul’s ongoing traffic issues, which include calls for a crossing near Henley Rd and the possibility of opening up the Foothills Rd link in times of emergency.
While nothing was resolved at this meeting, attendees were given the opportunity to make suggestions for the future of the road.
The RMS has ultimate control over Lawrence Hargrave Drive and, following the meeting, has issued the following statement:-
Roads and Maritime Services is assessing the safety and efficiency of Lawrence Hargrave Drive through Thirroul.
The assessment will identify a range of short, medium and long term priorities to improve performance of the road.
Two potential locations between Thirroul and Austinmer have been identified for pedestrian treatments.
These include installing traffic lights at the intersection with Henley Road and a pedestrian refuge and kerb space south of the Mary Street intersection.
Roads and Maritime is not considering a pedestrian crossing at the location, as pedestrian crossings can create additional safety issues when placed in high volume traffic areas.