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North Road Nairne Traffic Management Stage 1

Works Complete

December 2014

The traffic management devices including entrance treatment at North Road/Woodside Road, an intersection realignment at North Road/Junction Street and two new driveway links is now complete. Further traffic data will be collected in early 2015 to review how effective these new measures have been in reducing traffic speed and volume and delivering improved community safety.


Works Underway

 24 October 2014

Night Works are programmed for Friday 24th October for the intersections of Woodside Road / North Road and Junction Street / North Road from 7pm to 7am for asphalt works.

Asphalt works are being carried out at night to minimise inconvenience to traffic.

10 October 2014

Council's contractor has now commenced the upgrading works in North Road, Nairne as detailed below.

It is anticipated there will be a requirement for night works to be carried out on the nights of 15, 16 and 17 October 2014, however the road will remain open at all times and traffic management will be in place.

The project is expected to be completed in approximately 10 weeks from commencement.

For further information or queries as works progress, please contact Council’s Contract Project Manager, Mr Ian Powell, on telephone 0408 970 966 or email

25 September 2014

Following community consultation, Council has endorsed a Traffic Management Plan for North Road, Nairne, incorporating feedback received into the design. 

Council has now completed the tender award process and appointed a contractor, CAMCO (SA) Pty Ltd, to undertake the works. 

The installation of the four various treatments will commence the week of 7 October and works are expected to be complete by mid December 2014.

Speed restrictions and detours will be in place during the works and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

For further information or queries as works progress, please contact Council’s Contract Project Manager, Mr Ian Powell, on telephone 0408 970 966 or email


Designs Complete and Tender Called

July 2014

Council has now completed consultation with adjoining property owners and feedback received has been incorporated into the detailed designs where possible for the proposed treatments. 

The detailed designs are now complete and the tender for construction process has commenced.  It is expected that the tender process will be completed by early September.  Following evaluation of tenders received to determine if they meet the tender criteria and are within budget allocation for this project, it is anticipated that the successful contractor will commence works by late September/early October.


Detailed Designs

May 2014

Council is continuting to progress detailed designs for:

  • North Road / Junctions Street intersection
  • Driveway link east of Piney Ridge Road
  • Drivewway link west of Bridge Street
  • Threshold treatment at the junction of North Road with Woodside-Nairne Road

North Road Driveway Links & Threshold Plans(2258 kb)

North Road Junctions Street Intersection Plans(1404 kb)


Detailed Design to Commence

The community engagement exercise undertaken in August 2013 regarding the proposal to introduce a traffic management scheme to control vehicle speeds and traffic volume along North Road in Nairne has been completed and a report was received at the Council meeting held on 8 October 2013.

North Road Report to Council 8 October 2013(429 kb)

The project is now proceeding into detailed design with staged construction anticipated to commence early 2014.

North Road Traffic Management Concept Plan October 2013(255 kb) 

Residents immediately in the vicinity of the proposed locations for driveway links, the perimeter threshold treatment at Woodside-Narine Road/North Road or the proposed intersection re-alignment at North Road/Junction Street will be contacted again in due course to discuss the proposed measures in further detail as the design process is undertaken.


Community Consultation Undertaken

The recently adopted Nairne Township Master Plan identifies the need to investigate measures along North Road, Nairne aimed at improving safety and reducing the use of the road as a ‘short cut’ connection between North Road and Nairne (East) as a high priority.

Murray F Young & Associates (MFY) Traffic Planners were engaged by Council to identify the existing traffic issues along North Road, investigate potential solutions and recommend a preferred concept for subsequent community consultation.

 The key design criteria determining how best to improve safety on North Road is based upon:

  •  addressing existing speeding and through-traffic issues;
  • continuing to service and not unduly inconvenience existing users (particularly North Road residents) of the road; and
  • considering the relevant Australian highway design standards to promote a safe road layout.

At the Council meeting held on 15 July 2013, Council endorsed a preferred Concept Traffic Management Scheme for Community Consultation which includes the following traffic management measures to improve safety:

  • Improved 50kph Signage along North Road;
  • Construction of Driveway Links (single vehicle assess within a short section of road) to slow traffic;
  • Entry Treatment at the junction of North Road with Nairne/Woodside Road;
  • Realignment of the North Rd/Junction Street Intersection; and
  • Signals at Woodside-Nairne Road/South Terrace Intersection (medium to long term)

It is important to recognise that the Woodside-Nairne Road/Old Princes Highway (South Terrace) junction is a State Government responsibility and the role of Council is one of advocacy on behalf of the local community. Any upgrading at this location would be dependent upon State Government.

Council sought feedback from the Community on the attached proposal:

North Road Nairne Traffic Management Concept Proposal(858 kb)

The preferred Scheme follows on from the consideration of other treatment options:

North Road Nairne Traffic Management Consultation Document(2325 kb) 


Community Information Forum

A Community Information Forum was held on Tuesday 13 August 2013 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the Nairne Bremer Football Club Rooms, Sydney Road, Nairne.  At the forum MFY outlined the options considered and the preferred scheme.  There was an opportunity for people to ask questions.

North Road Nairne Traffic Management Forum Presentation(1753 kb)