[COM] Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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[COM] Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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Just heard an announcement that the Blackwood Roundabout will be upgraded:

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Will be painful while it is being upgraded but looks like it should do the job.
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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Needs part time traffic lights

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I struggle to see how making a slightly larger roundabout will help improve pedestrian safety and lower the amount of accidents that happen at this spot?
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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Patrick_27 wrote:I struggle to see how making a slightly larger roundabout will help improve pedestrian safety and lower the amount of accidents that happen at this spot?
Given it is so small and compressed at the moment, I find it means that there is little reaction time. Once you add some distance between the intersections, people will have more time to enter the roundabout or make a better decision.
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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Patrick_27 wrote:I struggle to see how making a slightly larger roundabout will help improve pedestrian safety and lower the amount of accidents that happen at this spot?
Removes one entry, improves angle of remaining roads, larger roundabout also improves angles, adds dedicated left hand turn for 2 roads, adds pedestrian island.

The above will surely reduce car-car accidents and improve flow.
Pedestrian crossings should be prevented with fences etc and pushed away from this intersection. Eg the new pedestrian island is not very close to the intersection.
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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Having a single lane entrance to Station Road from a fully double lane roundabout looks a bit dangerous.
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If they were to shift it slightly further, there'd be room for a pedestrian underpass.
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I hope they hurry up and do something this area badly needs to be upgraded, does anyone know when things might start happening?
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RiseHigh wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 pm
I hope they hurry up and do something this area badly needs to be upgraded, does anyone know when things might start happening?
I agree with you Risehigh bring it on we need this to be done quick smart.
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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RiseHigh wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 pm
does anyone know when things might start happening?
It is supposed to start later this year.
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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kenget wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 pm
RiseHigh wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 pm
does anyone know when things might start happening?
It is supposed to start later this year.
I wish it started later last year. Has anyone heard anything more on this?
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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They need to knock down the old Blackwood Sound and use the space
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OlympusAnt wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:25 pm
They need to knock down the old Blackwood Sound and use the space
Does anyone know when Blackwood sound is going to be demolished?
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Mr Messy wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:09 pm
Needs part time traffic lights

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Plans don’t mention lights. Talked to one of the council planners/engineers who noted there would be ramping on main road ie part time lights. However their plans make no mention of it. Without ramp lights on main road this upgrade will be an expensive failure.
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[COM] Re: Blackwood Roundabout upgrade

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RiseHigh wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:10 pm
OlympusAnt wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:25 pm
They need to knock down the old Blackwood Sound and use the space
Does anyone know when Blackwood sound is going to be demolished?
On the plans I have seen, they didn't show this building being demolished. Also this week I noticed it now has a For Lease sign up.
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