Brushfoot Boulevard to reopen

Consultation has concluded

May 2018

Once the new roundabout at Russell Road and Hammond Road has been completed in June 2018, the City will reopen Brushfoot Boulevard at Wentworth Parade.

This decision has not been taken lightly and has followed consultation with residents and motorists over the past few months, and the completion of many traffic surveys on local roads.

The entry into the Wentworth Parade end of Brushfoot Boulevard, Success, was closed on 3 October 2016 to address concerns raised by residents of Brushfoot Boulevard and the Success Residents Association. The concerns related to increased traffic and safety risks, particularly due to the closure of Lamar Court at Russell Road, traffic accessing the Aubin Grove Train Station and traffic using Brushfoot Boulevard as a direct north-south road link.

Since the partial road closure, the City has monitored the impact of the new train station and the partial closure of Brushfoot Boulevard by collecting traffic data on Brushfoot Boulevard and on distributor and local roads on both sides of the Kwinana Freeway to enable accurate before and after observations to be made.

The City was aware of the community’s desire to resolve congestion of Brushfoot Boulevard and Macquarie Boulevard and a need for an additional south-north road link within this area.

The upgrade of the Russell Road and Hammond Road intersection to become a four-way, dual-lane roundabout is now underway. This will provide the community with an efficient additional way to get into and out of Hammond Park. We expect that some north/south traffic will be drawn away from Brushfoot Boulevard/Macquarie Boulevard and through the new roundabout.

The roundabout is due for completion in June 2018. After that, the City will undertake reopen the road and undertake further traffic surveys to assess what affect the roundabout introduces to the distribution of traffic in the local area.

The City will write to local residents to advise them about the latest decision.

Consultation

The City hosted drop-in sessions on Saturday 24 February and Tuesday 27 February, 2018 at the Success Regional Sporting Facility for residents to discuss the traffic issues with City Engineers. Thank you to those residents who attended.

As a local resident or motorist who uses Brushfoot Boulevard, Success, the City sought your comments on the current traffic arrangements and whether they should remain the same or be changed. We received feedback from residents in Brushfoot Boulevard and surrounding streets.

Background

In recent years, drivers have been using Brushfoot Boulevard as a through road, with increased traffic flow and an impact on the neighbourhood. The construction of the Aubin Grove Rail Station resulted in a reassessment of the traffic movements in the local area.

A traffic study was carried out by the Public Transport Authority as part of the Development Approval of the rail station project and the City measured the speed and volume of traffic in the area bounded by Russell Road, Hammond Road and Wentworth Parade.

To discourage use of Brushfoot Boulevard, the City closed the southbound entrance into the boulevard from Monday 3 October 2016. This occurred at the roundabout at the intersection with Wentworth Parade, adjacent to Boronia Park.

May 2018

Once the new roundabout at Russell Road and Hammond Road has been completed in June 2018, the City will reopen Brushfoot Boulevard at Wentworth Parade.

This decision has not been taken lightly and has followed consultation with residents and motorists over the past few months, and the completion of many traffic surveys on local roads.

The entry into the Wentworth Parade end of Brushfoot Boulevard, Success, was closed on 3 October 2016 to address concerns raised by residents of Brushfoot Boulevard and the Success Residents Association. The concerns related to increased traffic and safety risks, particularly due to the closure of Lamar Court at Russell Road, traffic accessing the Aubin Grove Train Station and traffic using Brushfoot Boulevard as a direct north-south road link.

Since the partial road closure, the City has monitored the impact of the new train station and the partial closure of Brushfoot Boulevard by collecting traffic data on Brushfoot Boulevard and on distributor and local roads on both sides of the Kwinana Freeway to enable accurate before and after observations to be made.

The City was aware of the community’s desire to resolve congestion of Brushfoot Boulevard and Macquarie Boulevard and a need for an additional south-north road link within this area.

The upgrade of the Russell Road and Hammond Road intersection to become a four-way, dual-lane roundabout is now underway. This will provide the community with an efficient additional way to get into and out of Hammond Park. We expect that some north/south traffic will be drawn away from Brushfoot Boulevard/Macquarie Boulevard and through the new roundabout.

The roundabout is due for completion in June 2018. After that, the City will undertake reopen the road and undertake further traffic surveys to assess what affect the roundabout introduces to the distribution of traffic in the local area.

The City will write to local residents to advise them about the latest decision.

Consultation

The City hosted drop-in sessions on Saturday 24 February and Tuesday 27 February, 2018 at the Success Regional Sporting Facility for residents to discuss the traffic issues with City Engineers. Thank you to those residents who attended.

As a local resident or motorist who uses Brushfoot Boulevard, Success, the City sought your comments on the current traffic arrangements and whether they should remain the same or be changed. We received feedback from residents in Brushfoot Boulevard and surrounding streets.

Background

In recent years, drivers have been using Brushfoot Boulevard as a through road, with increased traffic flow and an impact on the neighbourhood. The construction of the Aubin Grove Rail Station resulted in a reassessment of the traffic movements in the local area.

A traffic study was carried out by the Public Transport Authority as part of the Development Approval of the rail station project and the City measured the speed and volume of traffic in the area bounded by Russell Road, Hammond Road and Wentworth Parade.

To discourage use of Brushfoot Boulevard, the City closed the southbound entrance into the boulevard from Monday 3 October 2016. This occurred at the roundabout at the intersection with Wentworth Parade, adjacent to Boronia Park.