Council preempts Raby Road problems

Picture: Google Maps
Picture: Google Maps

Campbelltown Council is looking to upgrade Raby Road before it becomes traffic problem like Narellan Road.

The council commissioned a report into traffic habits along the road in December last year and will seek to secure government funding to complete short, medium and long-term improvements suggested in the findings.

Additionally, with the help of Camden Council, the council hopes to secure a NSW Government grant to undertake a major upgrade of the road between Thunderbolt Drive and the recently upgraded stretch of the road in the Camden Local Government Area.

The traffic study, conducted by Cardno, lists a series of locations along the road which are in need of “critical” attention given the current and projected growth in the Macarthur region.

The council voted at the last meeting to place the traffic study on public exhibition ahead of adopting its recommended further studies and reviews.

Mayor George Brticevic praised the study and welcomed its adoption at the meeting.

“This traffic study is getting in front of the problem,” he said.

“There are some pinch points along Raby Road where it goes to one lane, which is just ridiculous.”

Some of locations identified as most critically in need of upgrades (by 2021) include the Eagle Vale Road/Raby Road/Spitfire Drive intersection, Thunderbolt Drive/Raby Road approaching the roundabout, Campbelltown Road ramp onto Raby Road, Ben Lomond Bridge over the channel, Pembroke Road/Ben Lomond Road, Campbelltown Road/Raby Road through the roundabout and Campbelltown Road/Harbord Road/Plough Inn Road.

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