New Concepts for Flaxton Road Released

Published: 09-Dec-2019

Flaxton Road is a step closer to its revamp as the Council releases a plan proposing key improvements.

As a result of booming business and high traffic volume, the road between Lineside Road and Kingsford Smith Drive, no longer meets the needs of different users of the area, and needs to be upgraded.

Flaxton RoadCommunity feedback has been woven into a new plan which follows public consultation in August last year. We asked businesses and the wider community to help identify any potential issues and needs before starting the new road design.

Two drop-in sessions will be held on Wednesday 11 December at Soda Café, where people have the opportunity to view the plan, give feedback and ask questions.

The first will be held between 7.30am and 9am, and the second from 4.30pm until 6pm.

Roading Manager Joanne McBride said the community and local businesses told Council that they would like to see improved access to businesses, with on-street parking to remain. They also wanted to see improved pedestrian and cycle access along Flaxton Road.

“The feedback we received has been woven into the new plans, and helped identify any potential issues and needs from businesses before we started the new road design.”

The following key features are included in the new plans:

  • A 2.5m central median to allow commercial vehicles a safe space to wait while preparing to turn into their destination, without blocking passing traffic
  • A continuous 2.3m shared path between Lineside Road and Kingsford Smith Drive on the western side of the road
  • A 3.5m northbound traffic lane, suitable for commercial vehicles
  • A 3.5m southbound traffic lane, suitable for commercial vehicles
  • A 2.5m parking lane on the eastern side
  • A new asphalt road surface
  • Beautification of the existing open drain
  • Street lighting.

To accommodate these features, the existing footpath on the eastern side of the road, between 288 Flaxton Road and Ryans Place would need to be removed, and replaced with on-street parking.

Feedback is open until Friday 20 December and will help inform the final design. Find out more and have your say here.