A ROUNDABOUT will be built at the intersection of Russell Road, Hammond Road and Frankland Avenue in the next 12 months.
The change will open up turning options for motorists approaching Russell Road from Success and Hammond Park.
The City had tentatively planned for road upgrades to proceed between 2019 and 2021, depending on development in the area.
But engineering and works director Charles Sullivan said the roundabout is intended to be delivered in 2017-2018, with $1.7 million included in the City’s recently passed budget for the new financial year.
“The project will allow full movement for traffic at this intersection which is currently restricted to left in and left out on the Hammond Road-north side, leading on to Russell Road,” he said.
“This will take some of the traffic pressure off the adjacent traffic lights along Russell Road at Macquarie Boulevard and provide much improved access and egress to the developing areas to the south.”
Success Residents Association president Kim Sadlier said the roundabout was needed because the growth of Hammond Park had caused issues with the main entry point at Macquarie Boulevard and Brushfoot Boulevard, “which is in constant gridlock”.
“The roundabout is the preferred type of intersection as it allows for a free flow of traffic,” he said.