Minister agrees to Lake Entrance Road traffic study update


The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) will update a traffic study to see whether installing a traffic light filtering system is warranted at the round-about at Lake Entrance Road and Pioneer Drive, Oak Flats to reduce increasing traffic congestion, Member for Shellharbour, Anna Watson, said today.

Ms Watson wrote to the Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay MLC, in December, requesting that he agree to update the RMS traffic study in the area from 2012.

“One possible solution is to install traffic signal filtering as operates at the round-about at the Princes Highway and Illawarra Highway at Yallah.

“In my view, it is only a matter of time before this traffic signal filtering system will need to be installed at the Lake Entrance Road and Pioneer Drive round-about in any event”, Ms Watson told the Minister in her letter.

Traffic congestion at the Lake Entrance Road and Pioneer Drive round-about during peak times is increasing, especially along Lake Entrance Road during weekdays.

The Minister told Ms Watson in a letter this week that, “I appreciate the reasons which prompted you to write and asked RMS to look into the matter.

“The feasibility of a traffic filtering system will also be considered as part of the revised study”, he said.

Ms Watson said that she looked forward to the traffic study update and measures to reduce increasing traffic congestion in the area.

28 January 2015