With work on Stage 1 of the Tindals Road reconstruction complete, Manningham Council has now commenced Stage 2 works between the western entrance to Donvale Christian College and the western approach to the Stintons Road roundabout.
Manningham Mayor Cr Paul McLeish is delighted the new works are underway as they will significantly improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists using Tindals Road.
Key features of the Stage 2 construction are:
- Construction of a roundabout at the Rainbow Valley Road intersection
- Construction of one through traffic lane in each direction, generally with on road bicycle lanes and a footpath to be located on the northern side of the road
- To enhance safety, off road paths will be provided at the roundabout, behind kerb to provide separation between cyclists and motorised traffic and where required to minimise impacts on existing trees.
Cr McLeish said the new roundabout will work in tandem with others along Tindals Road, to reduce vehicle speeds and improve safety for traffic entering and exiting Rainbow Valley Road.
“The roundabout has been designed with two lanes on the eastern approach including a dedicated right turn lane into Donvale Christian College and a combined through and left turn lane.”
“By providing a dedicated right turn lane, the design minimises traffic queuing on the approach in the morning peak period.”
“I would like to recognise the valuable input of community members who volunteered to be part of the Panel and worked closely with Council officers to develop the final design proposal,” he said.
Working hours will be between 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday but the contractor will limit traffic impact works in peak traffic periods, including school pick-up and drop-off times. Tindals Road will remain open to traffic throughout the duration of the works but some delays will be unavoidable.
“Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience to abutting residents, motorists and pedestrians during the progress of the works,” Cr McLeish said.
Work commenced on 18 February and, weather permitting, it is anticipated that they will be completed by the end of October 2015.
Plans for the works can be viewed on the Your Say Manningham website from Friday 27 February 2015.