Friday 3 April 2020

You decide!

What is the best option to stop cut-through traffic?

Council invites the community to choose the best option to help stop motorists cutting through Seabrook Boulevard and Shane Avenue as they try to avoid peak hour congestion on Point Cook Road. You can choose from the five options listed below.

The five options, all of which have the potential to be implemented by Council, are based on community suggestions received during the November / December 2019 consultation. For a full review of the benefits and challenges of all ideas received, please click here or refer to the Document Library.

Participate in the discussion

There are a number of ways to participate in the coming month.

Due to current state and federal government requirements in regards to social distancing, Council will be unable to host face to face consultations for this project. Letters, complete with reply paid envelopes, will be delivered to all Seabrook residents to ensure those without internet access can participate.

VOTE

Vote for your preferred option

Scroll down the page to vote!

Before you do, check out the maps that show details of each option on the 'About Each Option' tab.

The table below outlines the benefits and challenges of each option.

Option 1:
Removable Bollards
Option 2:
No right / left hand turn
Option 3:
Permanent restrictions for north bound traffic
Option 4:
Full road closure at intersections
Option 5:
No action
BENEFITS
Seabrook Blvd/ Shane Ave access restricted at AM peak hour (only) xx
Access restriction for north bound traffic (only)x
Vehicles physically restricted from cutting through xx
Improved safety as a result of reduced numbers xxxx
Possibility of a trial before permanent worksxx
CHALLENGES
Residents would be required to utilise Shane Ave and Seabrook Blvd through the northern entry

x
Residents in Homestead Run and adjoining streets would be restricted from using Shane Ave and Seabrook Blvd during AM peak hour (only)x
Access restriction to Seabrook Blvd \Shane Ave at all timesx
Reduced access and increased travel time to Seabrook Primary Schoolxxxx
Approval from VicRoads (may take up to three months)xxxx
Reliant on Victoria Police enforcement and resourcingxx

VOTE

Choose the option you prefer the most. Please note that only one vote can be made from each household. Results will be collated after the consultation closes at midnight on Monday 20 April, 2020.
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About each option

Option 1: Removable bollards

Removable bollards to be installed at the entrance to Seabrook Boulevard and Shane Avenue for implementation during peak times (only).

Benefits

  • Access at the southern ends of the roads restricted during morning peak hour (only)
  • Roads open at all other times
  • During morning peak hour, will remove approx. 1,600 vehicles from Seabrook Blvd and 650 vehicles from Shane Ave
  • Vehicles physically restricted from rat running without reliance on Victoria Police enforcement
  • Improved safety as a result of reduced vehicle numbers

Challenges

  • Residents in Homestead Run and adjoining streets would be restricted from using Seabrook Blvd and Shane Ave during peak hours
  • Reduced access to the Seabrook Primary School drop off zone on Mintaro Way
  • Increased travel time for motorists accessing Seabrook Primary School.
  • Dependent on approval from VicRoads / Department of Transport which can take up to three months

Features

  • Kerb extension with nature strip
  • New median strip with planters
  • Removable bollards


Option 2: No right / left hand turn

No right \ left hand turn into Seabrook Boulevard, Shane Avenue and Homestead Run from Point Cook Road during peak times.

Benefits

  • Access to these roads restricted in peak hours
  • Roads open at all other times
  • During morning peak hour, will remove approx. 1,600 vehicles from Seabrook Blvd and 650 vehicles from Shane Ave
  • Improved safety as a result of reduced vehicle numbers

Challenges

  • Victoria Police responsible for enforcement which will be subject to local resourcing
  • Reduced access to the Seabrook Primary School drop off zone on Mintaro Way
  • Increased travel time for motorists accessing Seabrook Primary School
  • Dependent on approval from VicRoads / Department of Transport which can take up to three months

Features

  • Signage


Option 3: Permanent restrictions

Permanent restrictions for north bound traffic at intersection of Seabrook Boulevard/ Andrew Chirnside Avenue and Shane Avenue/Mark Court.


Benefit

  • Will restrict access for north bound traffic only
  • Maintains access to Point Cook Road for south bound traffic
  • During morning peak hour, will remove approx. 1,600 vehicles from Seabrook Blvd and 650 vehicles from Shane Ave
  • Improved safety as a result of reduced vehicle numbers
  • Could be implemented as a trial before permanent works occur.

Challenges

  • Victoria Police responsible for enforcement which will be subject to local resourcing
  • Reduced access to the Seabrook Primary School drop off zone on Mintaro Way
  • Increased travel time for motorists accessing Seabrook Primary School
  • Dependent on approval from VicRoads / Department of Transport which can take up to three months

Features

  • Nature strip installation
  • Line markings
  • Removal of existing speed cushions
  • Splitter island


Option 4: Full road closure

Full road closure at intersection of Seabrook Boulevard/Andrew Chirnside Avenue and Shane Avenue/Mark Court.



Benefits

  • Will physically restrict vehicles from cutting through traffic reducing the reliance on enforcement activities to achieve compliance
  • During morning peak hour, will remove approx. 1,600 vehicles from Seabrook Blvd and 650 vehicles from Shane Ave
  • Improved safety as a result of reduced vehicle numbers
  • Could be implemented as a trial before permanent works occur

Challenges

  • Restricted access to both Seabrook Boulevard and Shane Avenue permanently and at all times
  • Reduced access to the Seabrook Primary School drop off zone on Mintaro Way
  • Increased travel time for motorists accessing Seabrook Primary School
  • Dependent on approval from VicRoads / Department of Transport which can take up to three months

Features

  • Splitter island
  • New line markings
  • New nature strip with mature trees


Option 5: Take no action

Take no actions and keep the existing conditions