Final works for Surf Parade

Traffic calming devices along Surf Parade in Inverloch will be completed after an independent road safety audit was undertaken recently.

Bass Coast Shire Council gave the works the go ahead at the November Meeting, as suggested in the audit, in order to fully achieve the safety outcomes from the project.

Local Area Traffic Management devices were recently constructed using National Blackspot Safety Improvement Program funds due to the crash history recorded along Surf Parade, Inverloch. This will create a low speed environment to maximise pedestrian safety, improve road safety and provide more visible and safer intersections.

To ensure that the traffic calming works have achieved the safety outcomes for all road users, Council officers engaged an independent road safety auditor. The results of the audit findings have been used to develop a plan for further works to improve the safety at the location of the works.

Works include completing the unfinished road surface painting; widening and asphalting the area behind all one way slow points; relocating a number of guideposts in the vicinity of one way slow points, to allow pedestrians and cyclists to navigate through the traffic calming devices; and placing additional hazard marker signs to the back of existing hazard marker signs.

Council has engaged ADA Constructions Pty Ltd to finalise the road surface painting for the traffic calming devices along Surf Parade between Abbott Street and Cape Paterson Road. All other ancillary works will be carried out by Council.

The ancillary works are planned to start on 24 November 2015 and expected to take two to three days, while the road surface painting works are planned to start on 7 December 2015 and expected to take three to four days to complete, weather permitting.

There may be disruptions to residents and road users during these works. Council will try to minimise the inconvenience to all road users and surrounding businesses and residents.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said the emphasis of the last stage of works is to improve the amenity and enhance the overall effectiveness of traffic calming systems.

“The final works will provide a visual impact of a slow speed environment for the area along Surf Parade,” Cr Crugnale said.

“We are aware of the community’s concerns regarding the traffic calming devices during peak periods. Council officers will continue to monitor traffic through on site observations and the utilisation of traffic counters, including during the peak summer visitation period.”

If you have any enquiries in relation to the final stage construction works, please contact Council’s Project Engineer, Kim Wong on (03) 5671 2743 or Council’s Technical Officer – Traffic and Lighting, Felix Feng on (03) 5671 2746.