The ACT Government completed a study of the traffic conditions on Maribyrnong Avenue and surrounding streets in Kaleen in 2014. The aim of this project was to identify traffic concerns in the area, develop options for improvement and recommend a program of works.
The study involved a technical analysis of traffic speed, volume and crash data in the area. Consultation with the local community was also an important part of the study. A traffic management scheme was then finalised to improve traffic conditions in the area.
The priority traffic management measures were implemented on several streets in 2015 to mitigate concerns regarding speeding, pedestrian safety and intersection safety.
These measures included pedestrian refuge islands, a channelised right turn lane and a raised pedestrian crossing on Maribyrnong Avenue, modifications to the roundabout at the intersection of Maribyrnong Avenue and Ellenborough Street, a pedestrian refuge island on Ellenborough Street and speed cushions on Daintree Crescent and Onkaparinga Crescent.
The streets in Kaleen will continue to be monitored, and traffic conditions reviewed prior to any further implementations.
Any future implementations will be done in consultation with directly affected residents.