Gosford Council has completed the design for a new roundabout at the intersection of Woy Woy Rd and Langford Dr in Kariong to improve pedestrian and driver safety.
As part of its 2013 election commitments, the Federal Government provided $675,000 towards safety improvements at the intersection. Some sections of land will need to be acquired from five properties so that the road can be widened to effectively build the roundabout. According to the report to council by director city services Mr Rod Williams, it would be necessary to realign Dandaloo St to be directly opposite Langford Dr for the roundabout to function effectively andefficiently.
The realignment impacts the Kariong Progress Hall Playground site, but would also facilitate the construction of a two lane roundabout in the future. Analysis of future traffic volumes at the intersection of Woy Woy Rd and Langford Dr has shown that the provision of a single lane roundabout would reduce traffic delays at the intersection with an acceptable level of service for the next 15 years. Future upgrade to a two lane roundabout would be required when traffic volumes saturate the intersection which is expected after 15 years of operation of the single lane roundabout.
The report states that discussions have been held with the director economic and community development to identify the extent of road widening necessary to facilitate the construction of the proposed roundabout and future management of the Kariong Progress Hall Playground site. Any removal or relocation of existing facilities if necessary would be funded and managed by the director economic and community development.
Gosford Council agenda
CIT.11, 13 May 2014