Thursday, 24 January 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Point Turton Community Hall
North Coast Road is currently an open surface road and the Yorke Peninsula Council and the local community would like to see the road upgraded. A sketch plan of the proposed work to upgrade the road is included for information.
Council has engaged Tonkin, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm, to upgrade the existing road design for the 11km section of North Coast Road between the Point Turton township and Point Souttar Road.
Council’s aim for the proposed road upgrade is to enhance road safety, improve the road standard, reduce the dust nuisance, improve access and improve rideability.
Council is intending to improve the following aspects of the existing road corridor to meet both the Council’s and community’s aims:
- road sealing, reducing dust nuisance and improving rideability;
- increasing the road width to accommodate occasional heavy vehicles;
- improvements to the horizontal and vertical alignment;
- improving safety and layout of T-intersections along North Coast Road; and
- improving sight distance, road signage and stormwater drainage.
The community meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to see the design and ask questions from the engineering consultants and Council staff. Council have prepared some responses to frequently asked questions from previous experience.
Council will be seeking state and federal funding to upgrade North Coast Road. Subject to funding being secured, works will be undertaken in stages over a number of years.
Council looks forward to presenting the road design to the community and would like to invite you to attend the public meeting to be informed of the North Coast Road upgrade project. If you have any questions you would like answered at the public meeting or if you are unable to attend please email your question to Deshitha.Senanayake@tonkin.com.au prior to Wednesday 23 January 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What will the speed limit be on North Coast Road once the upgrade has been completed?
The speed limits are not proposed to be changed with 50km/h in existing built up areas and 100km/h in non-built-up areas. Speed limits are managed and controlled by DPTI. This said, any speed review is outside of this consultancy brief.
- How wide will North Coast Road be?
In non-built up areas along North Coast Road, the road is proposed to be 2 x 3.5m lane widths, with 1.0m sealed shoulder width and 1.0m unsealed shoulder width each side, for a total carriageway width of 11.0m. In built up areas, where the existing 50km/h speed limit applies, Council will be adopting a lane width of 5.5m from the road centreline to the edge of road. The provision of sealed and unsealed shoulders would allow sufficient room for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Will on street parking be allowed?
Motorists will be able to park on the verge – the proposed kerbing will be rollover kerbing to facilitate parking on the verge.
- Will heavy vehicles be able to access North Coast Road?
North Coast Road is currently gazetted as a B Double commodity route. North Coast Road will be designed to cater for 30m Road Train access.
- Will there be more 30m Road Trains using the road?
A small increase in freight traffic servicing the local area and the community is likely, subject to the NHVR permit process.