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In your opinion, which key arterial road and intersection improvements are most important to you?

over 9 years ago

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  • Stene about 9 years ago
    I just wanted to add a quick note about pedestrian access and safety at intersections and around the main roads in Berwick Village - maybe someone else can comment about this in other parts of Casey that I'm not yet familiar with.I'm a new resident to Berwick and I generally walk/ride rather than drive around my local neighbourhood to shops, schools etc. I think it's particularly difficult to get around with only a few pedestrian crossings on Clyde Road, a very convoluted way to get safely to Wilson's Park (you have to walk into the Village and then out again to find the footpath) and trip hazards from old footpaths that need repair.While I'm sure Casey Council is keen to encourage its residents to be active and healthy, I'm wondering what actual $$ commitment is available to support those of us who prefer to use "foot-power" (an environmentally friendly alternative energy!).Cheers.
    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator about 9 years ago
      Thank you for your comment Stene.Council has a strong commitment to providing improved pedestrian and cycling links across the municipality. The 2010/11 Capital Works Program Budget has allocated $940,000 towards new path connections at various locations. In recent years, Council has upgraded path connections to the Berwick Village Activity Centre along streets including Wilson Street and Rutland Road. Council is currently working with VicRoads to ensure pedestrian and cycling connections are incorporated into the VicRoads’ Clyde Road duplication project between High Street and Kangan Drive. It is expected this will also include improved opportunities for pedestrians to safely cross Clyde Road.Council has a significant program for undertaking footpath repairs and spends in the order of $800,000 each year on removal of tripping hazards and replacement of failed path surfaces. If someone sees a specific location requiring maintenance, this can be reported through Council’s Customer Service Centres.
  • Nouman about 9 years ago
    Quick note about Glasscocks Rd/ Alymer Rd there's mo direct access for Lyndhurst residents to Lynbrook shopping center. Provided Lyndhurst has no shopping centre/day care/child care/kindergarten/medical centre. Have to take 10km drive to receach these facilities. Very inconvinient for such expensive and beautufull estate.Cheers
  • zacharydesilva almost 9 years ago
    - Major roundabout in Fountain Gate just before the freeway. A large intersection would be much more suitable.- Narre Warren Cranbourne Rd, from Baringa Park Drive to Thompsons roads needs to be duplicated.- Hallam Rd, enough said. (I know this has been approved, is there a date for start and expected completion?)- Will Glasscocks Rd ever be continued through from Narre Warren Sth through to Lyndhurst?
    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator almost 9 years ago
      Thank you for your comments. Hallam Road duplication, from Pound Road to Ormond Road, is a State Government project being delivered through the VicRoads South Eastern Projects Office (Tel. 9703 5999). Details regarding the project can be obtained through the VicRoads website.The VicRoads website currently indicates that “As at December 2010, VicRoads is continuing with preliminary investigation of road alignment options, local access needs, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and environmental issues. Works are expected to commence in 2011 and be completed by 2013.”Glasscocks Road is planned to provide an important arterial link between Dandenong South / Lyndhurst industrial area, through Casey to the Cardinia residential and industrial developments in the Officer South area. Delivery of sections of the road through Casey, in particular, the section from Narre Warren South to Lyndhurst, will require acquisition of land for the road reserve as well as resolution of the crossing of the Cranbourne Railway line. As funds for these works are not currently available, a firm time-frame for the link cannot be provided at this time.
  • Donna almost 9 years ago
    Narre Springs estate off Golflinks drive Narre Warren has been cut off from all private vehicle access due to floodwaters over Golflinks rd on the following three occasions in the last 4 months: 31. October - 01.Nov 2010 , 15. January and 05-08. February 2011. The Council must act on ensuring the estate has a safe road access provided to some 100 residents of this estate. We have families, mortgages, jobs, young children, elderly parents, we pay our rates - i do not see any reason whatsoever why we should worry about whether we can access our homes every time we get a few days rain.
  • Adam McEachern almost 9 years ago
    Flooding and no footpaths at Golf links Rd and Narre Warren Cranbourne Rd intersection. Flooding of this area is quite common, Due to this we are usually stranded within Golf Links Road, Parry Drive or Player Drive. Being unable to retreat in an emergency can be very scary. Most residents including children and our friends at the retirement village are forced to wait longer in emergency situations.We have no footpath when walking from Golf links Road to Narre Warren Cranbourne Road. We are made to walk on the road and around the corner by the car safety barriers. This is not good enough we should demand action now. We must fight and protect homes and our family’s wellbeing.
    • Action man almost 9 years ago
      Total redesign of drainage system in between Centre and Golf Links Road. Raise Golf Links Road to better channel water flow. Second access road connecting from Player Drive to Pentland Drive (Parkview Rise estate).Retarding basins which are designed to catch fast flowing water, slow it down, trap it or redirect it.Footbridges over drains at intersection of Narre Warren Cranbourne and Golf links Roads. An example is already in place at Narre Warren Cranbourne and Centre Road intersection.Im sure these would be cheaper than any human life!
  • Admin Commented Casey Administrator almost 9 years ago
    Thank you for your comments regarding Golf Links Road. The City of Casey is aware of access issues resulting from road flooding following significant rain events. In addition to investigations by Melbourne Water regarding the performance of the adjacent wetlands, Council is investigating and will be giving consideration to possible road upgrade solutions to be included as part of its Capital Works Program. Further specific questions can be directed to Council’s Engineering and Asset Management Department.
  • shady almost 9 years ago
    There is no access from Lyndhurst to Lynbrook.Lyndhurst has no shopping centre/day care/child care/kindergarten/medical centre, and Lynbrook has all these facilities and more. It would make sense to provide motor vehicle access between these two suburbs, wouldn't it?
  • bmacs66 almost 9 years ago
    Thompsons road between South Gippsland Hwy and Dandenong Frankston Road needs a major widening as a matter of urgency. Regular waits, in stalled traffic, of 30+ minutes occur between the end of the Sandhurst Club and the Westernport Hwy roundabout from about 2.30pm onwards
    • pauljulian almost 9 years ago
      We live in Marriott Waters (cnr Thompsons/Westernport & Thompsons/Evans). We're bitterly disappointed after living here 6 months that we are the thoroughfare for most of the traffic around the south east.We're on Boland Drive, and unfortunately due to the lack of funding/foresight, people use us in this manner:* Come up Glasscocks Road to Westernport Hwy (or off Westernport), turn down what little there is of Glasscocks Road, encounter a "no road" sign, and so have to turn right and end up going through the Mellington Estate above us. Then they travel to Alpine Heath Road, right into Lyndhurst Blvd, then left in Boland (the next logical step, of course !).This then gets people to Evans/Thompsons, and alleviates them having to sit at the lights at Thompsons out of the estate, or go anywhere near the dreaded roundabout at Thompsons/Westernport. It's OK during the day, but unfortunately starts around 6:15am-9am and again 4pm - 6pm...making sleeping in the morning difficult and working in the afternoon unbearable - often I get out of the house just to escape the noise.There was a car counter placed down last fortnight, don't know who ordered it and what benefit it will be....if we get speed humps, it'll slow anyone going fast but it ain't gonna deter the traffic. Casey Highway Patrol are aware of the volume and sometimes speed of the traffic and occasionally sit off with the laser, but they can't always be there.What really needs to happen is : * Widen Thompsons Rd between Sth Gippy Hwy and Frankston-Dandenong Road - it's been one lane either way for over 20 years !!!!* Finish off Evans Road from Lynbrook (Sth Gippy Hwy) to Lyndhurst (Thompsons Rd) - heck, there's a new estate going up on the north side of the railway line and still no infrastructure changes !* Extend Glasscocks Road beyond Westernport Hwy, eventually meeting with the Narre Warren side.* Fix the sensors at the Merinda Park railway line - they're timed for V/Line and goods trains that don't use it anymore, and as a result the booms go down (and stay down) about 3 minutes either side of a train arriving or departing.* Put in more parking and/or more footpaths between Evans Road and the railway station - at the moment you have to dice with your life walking either along the railway line in dirt/rocks or on the side of Thompsons Road with cars going up to 80km/hr !I'm not happy with Casey's lack of foresight in the growth of residental areas, and not keeping up with infrastructure as a result......i don't want to regret moving here.
  • pauljulian almost 9 years ago
    We live in Marriott Waters (cnr Thompsons/Westernport & Thompsons/Evans). We're bitterly disappointed after living here 6 months that we are the thoroughfare for most of the traffic around the south east.We're on Boland Drive, and unfortunately due to the lack of funding/foresight, people use us in this manner:* Come up Glasscocks Road to Westernport Hwy (or off Westernport), turn down what little there is of Glasscocks Road, encounter a "no road" sign, and so have to turn right and end up going through the Mellington Estate above us. Then they travel to Alpine Heath Road, right into Lyndhurst Blvd, then left in Boland (the next logical step, of course !).This then gets people to Evans/Thompsons, and alleviates them having to sit at the lights at Thompsons out of the estate, or go anywhere near the dreaded roundabout at Thompsons/Westernport. It's OK during the day, but unfortunately starts around 6:15am-9am and again 4pm - 6pm...making sleeping in the morning difficult and working in the afternoon unbearable - often I get out of the house just to escape the noise.There was a car counter placed down last fortnight, don't know who ordered it and what benefit it will be....if we get speed humps, it'll slow anyone going fast but it ain't gonna deter the traffic. Casey Highway Patrol are aware of the volume and sometimes speed of the traffic and occasionally sit off with the laser, but they can't always be there.What really needs to happen is :* Widen Thompsons Rd between Sth Gippy Hwy and Frankston-Dandenong Road - it's been one lane either way for over 20 years !!!!* Finish off Evans Road from Lynbrook (Sth Gippy Hwy) to Lyndhurst (Thompsons Rd) - heck, there's a new estate going up on the north side of the railway line and still no infrastructure changes !* Extend Glasscocks Road beyond Westernport Hwy, eventually meeting with the Narre Warren side.* Fix the sensors at the Merinda Park railway line - they're timed for V/Line and goods trains that don't use it anymore, and as a result the booms go down (and stay down) about 3 minutes either side of a train arriving or departing.* Put in more parking and/or more footpaths between Evans Road and the railway station - at the moment you have to dice with your life walking either along the railway line in dirt/rocks or on the side of Thompsons Road with cars going up to 80km/hr !All of the above is vital also because where we are is right near the new Lyndhurst Primary School - we don't want a child being harmed the only reason something gets done - we don't want it at all.I'm not happy with Casey's lack of foresight in the growth of residental areas, and not keeping up with infrastructure as a result......i don't want to regret moving here.
    • bmacs66 almost 9 years ago
      Totally agree with all you say. We also live in MW estate in Alysha Ave so passing traffic not really that much of an issue for us. But something needs to be done sooner rather than later about Thompsons Rd, we've already had 3 crashes along that road, none of which was our fault, in 15months. One crash wrote our car off.
      • pauljulian almost 9 years ago
        BMacs....that's no good :( I just spoke to one of the staff at the Transport department, and will get some form of idea from their traffic engineer in the coming weeks.Have also contacted Tim Holding's office, they're very aware of this area being underserviced in terms of roads/infrastructure - so let's hope there's some money in the state budget and some like minded people who want to fix the problem.Wish we could've built in Stage 9 (behind) - but i guess we'd still hear all the Commodores and hotted up Subaru's passing through. We've talked about getting "Stop Noise" (secondary window) but it's at least $1,000 just for the front windows (bedroom and lounge).
        • Nouman over 8 years ago
          You are absolutly right!! Agree with all your comments about road infrastructure in the area. Do need to upgrade and development plan for Glasscoocks/Evans/Thompson road and I will add underpass at Alymer road. These roads need attention for upto 20years. Having such a nice esate as passthrough is a disgrace and unsafe. Imagine with new staion/shopping centre opening by the end of year how much traffic that will atract without proper road infrastructure inthe area!!!!!
  • Stephen over 8 years ago
    Why isn’t there a safe footpath along centre road from Loxley Boulevard heading east towards Berwick Fields Primary school? I encourage my children to walk or ride. With the “big push” from all the “official” authorities to be active, motivated and to exercise. It’s just not safe to walk along the small section; with cars travelling 70Kmh (and more) it is too dangerous to even think about walking alongside the bitumen
  • coxfamoz over 8 years ago
    Is it possible to create a walking/cycle track from Marriott Waters estate (Lyndhurst - Thompson Road/Western Port Highway) to Merinda Park station along Thompson Road? It would take a lot of cars off the road, I feel, if the choice was to safely walk or ride.
    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator over 8 years ago
      Due to the rural nature of Thompsons Road through the Lyndhurst area it is difficult to provide a footpath at this time. Council has been actively advocating for the State Government to upgrade Thompsons Road which would facilitate pedestrian and cycle access through this area. Council has also recently written to the Minister for Public Transport and Roads seeking the inclusion of a footpath connection between the Merinda Park Railway Station and the Marriott Waters estate as part of the State Government commuter carparking upgrade project for the station. Council has recently been advised by the Minister that footpath links are being considered through this project, but the State Government cannot give an exact time for their delivery.
  • Mel over 8 years ago
    As previously mentioned:* widening Thompsons Road between Sth Gippy and Westernport Hwys* opening Evans Road between Thompsons Road and Sth Gippy* link between Lynbrook and Lyndhurstbut there's always excuses as to why they just aren't happening at the moment.Also a better intersection of Evans Road/Sth Gippy/Hallam Road.