Transport Canberra and City Services


Traffic warrants system

The ACT has a well established system – called the Traffic Warrants System (TWS) – to identify the need for, and priority of, traffic management measures in residential areas.

The TWS looks at a range of factors such as traffic volume and speed data, crash history and percentage of heavy vehicles, as well as surrounding land use such as the presence of shops or schools. It then allocates point scores against each of these factors to determine an overall ranking.

When a street is identified for investigation through the TWS, Roads ACT will undertake a traffic study which will also involve the assessment of all surrounding streets in the suburb. Consultation with the community is a large part of these studies, and residents will be asked to express their traffic concerns in the study area as well as provide feedback on the proposed traffic calming measures. A traffic management scheme is then finalised based on the technical analysis of traffic data as well as feedback from the community, and its top priorities are implemented as funding becomes available.

The TWS is updated every three to four years. The table below outlines the top 20 residential streets in the 2016 TWS:

Ranking

Road

Suburb

Previous Treatments, Current Investigations and Proposed Works

1

Maribyrnong Avenue

(Baldwin Drive to Baldwin Drive)

Kaleen

  • Traffic study completed in June 2014 

Implemented measures:

  • three pedestrian refuge islands
  • a channelised right turn lane into Tyrrell Circuit
  • a raised pedestrian crossing at the Kaleen shops
  • modifications to the roundabout at the intersection of Maribyrnong Avenue and Ellenborough Street

Possible future works:

  • modifications to traffic signals near Alberga Street
  • channelised right turn lanes into Diamantina Crescent, Daintree Crescent and Onkaparinga Street

2

Denison Street

(Kent Street to

Carruthers Street)

Deakin

Implemented measures:

  • a pedestrian crossing near Strickland Crescent
  • children’s crossings near The Woden School and Alfred Deakin High School
  • seven traffic/pedestrian refuge islands
  • channelised right turn lanes into King Street, Alfred Deakin High School and Beale Crescent

3

Carruthers Street (east)

(McCulloch Street to Kent Street)

Deakin/Curtin

Implemented measures:

  • rumble strip bars and signalised pedestrian crossing at the Curtin shops
  • channelised right and left turn lanes into Theodore Street and Denison Street
  • linemarking improvements

4

Theodore Street ( Carruthers Street north to Melrose Drive)

Curtin

Implemented measures:

  • children’s crossing near Holy Trinity Primary School
  • signalised pedestrian crossing near Curtin Primary School
  • eight traffic/pedestrian refuge islands
  • roundabout at Carruthers Street (south)
  • concrete kerb extensions and lane narrowing between Carruthers Street (south) and Marrawah Street
  • a channelised right turn lane into Marrawah Street

5

Torrens Street

(Ijong Street to Cooyong Street)

Braddon

Implemented measures:

  • roundabouts at Ipima Street, Girrahween Street and Elouera Street

6

Hambidge Crescent

(Isabella Drive to Goldstein Crescent)

Chisholm

  • Traffic study completed in June 2013
Implemented measures:
  • children’s crossings at Caroline Chisholm Junior and Senior School campuses
  • two pedestrian refuge islands

Possible future works:

  • roundabout at intersection with Goldstein Crescent.

7

Brigalow Street

(Mouat Street to Boronia Drive)

Lyneham/O’Connor

Implemented measures:

  • speed limit reduction to 50km/h
  • two raised pedestrian crossings at Brindabella Christian College and Lyneham Primary School
  • roundabouts at Wattle Street and Scrivener Street

8

Heagney Crescent

(Hambidge Crescent to Clift Crescent

Chisholm

  • Traffic study completed in June 2013.

Implemented measures:

  • roundabout at intersection with Goldstein Crescent
  • concrete medians at intersections with Deamer Crescent and Couchman Crescent
  • channelised right turn lanes into Louisa Lawson Crescent
  • ten pedestrian refuge islands

Possible future works:

  • roundabouts at intersections with Clift Crescent, Deamer Crescent, Henry Melville Crescent and Louisa Lawson Crescent

9

Were Street

(Johnson Drive to Tharwa Drive)

Calwell

  • Traffic investigation completed in 2014.

Implemented measures:

  • roundabouts at intersections with Webber Crescent and Casey Crescent
  • pedestrian crossings near Calwell High School

10

Castleton Crescent

(Bugden Avenue to Bugden Avenue)

Gowrie

  • Traffic study completed in June 2013.

Implemented measures:

  • concrete medians at intersections with Bacchus Circuit and Bateman Street
  • channelised right turn lane into Bateman Street
  • lane narrowing between Bateman Street and O’Halloran Circuit

Possible future works:

  • roundabouts at intersections with Sternberg Crescent and Bugden Avenue
  • six sets of speed cushions
  • two pedestrian crossings

11

Tillyard Drive (south)

(Ginninderra Drive to Kerrigan Street)

Charnwood

Implemented measures:
  • lane narrowing and concrete blisters between Lhotsky Street and Covington Crescent
  • lane narrowing with painted median between Crawford Crescent and Covington Crescent
  • channelised right turns into Garrad Court a pedestrian refuge island

12

Box Hill Avenue

(Tharwa Drive to Tharwa Drive)

Conder

Implemented measures:

    roundabouts at intersections with Balcombe Street, Heidelberg Street and Tom Roberts Avenue
  • children’s crossing at St Clare of Assisi Primary School
  • channelised right turns into Pockett Avenue and Feint Street
  • a pedestrian refuge island near Lanyon High School

13

Boddington Crescent

(Bateman Street to O’Halloran Circuit)

Kambah

Implemented measures:

  • channelised right turn lane into Bateman Street
  • lane narrowing between Bateman Street and O’Halloran Circuit

14

Captain Cook Crescent

(Canberra Avenue to Jerrabomberra Avenue)

Griffith

Implemented measures:

  • traffic signals at intersection with Jerrabomberra Avenue
  • pedestrian crossing near Manuka shops
  • linemarking and signage improvements

15

Wattle Street (south)

Macarthur Avenue to Brigalow Street)

Lyneham

Implemented measures:

  • channelised right turn into Macarthur House
  • signalised pedestrian crossing near Lyneham Wetland
  • pedestrian crossing near Lyneham shops

16

Kosciuszko Avenue

(Gungahlin Drive to Gungahlin Drive)

Palmerston

Implemented measures:

  • roundabouts at intersections with Burrowa Street, Grampians Street, Tiptree Crescent, Tinderry Circuit and Bollard Street
  • children’s crossing and lane narrowing near Palmerston Primary School

17

Copland Drive

(Moynihan Street to Owen Dixon Drive)

Evatt

  • Traffic study completed in June 2015.

Measures to be implemented in 2016:

  • channelised right turns into Moynihan Street, Alpen Street and Ashkanasy Crescent
  • concrete kerb blisters and lane narrowing at McEachern Crescent
  • a pedestrian refuge island

Possible future works:

roundabout at intersection with Verbrugghen Street

18

Ashley Drive

(Erindale Drive to Sternberg Crescent)

Wanniassa

  • Traffic study completed in June 2014.

Implemented measures:

  • traffic signals at intersection with McBryde Crescent

Possible future works:

roundabout at intersection with Sternberg Crescent

19

Gilmore Crescent

(Kitchener Street to Kitchener Street)

Garran

  • Traffic study completed in February 2016.

Implemented measures:

  • lane narrowing
  • roundabout at intersection with Hartigan Street
  • two children’s crossings near Garran Primary School
  • a raised platform near Garran Primary School
  • a pedestrian refuge island
  • linemarking and signage improvements

Possible future works:

pedestrian crossing at the existing raised platform

20

Tillyard Drive (north)

(Kerrigan Street to Kuringa Drive)

Fraser

Implemented measures:

  • linemarking and signage improvements

To check the ranking of your street in the 2016 TWS, please use the TWS search function.

For more information about the TWS, please view frequently asked questions.

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