Council to look into Jerra Circle pedestrian safety

Queanbeyan City Council will receive a report in 2016 regarding pedestrian safety treatments around the Jerra Circle intersection.

Council last night called for a report outlining design options and cost estimates for a pedestrian pathway from the school to the shops including an underpass at Tompsitt Drive and an upgraded pedestrian crossing point at Limestone Drive.

The report comes on the back of the recent exhibition of plans for a possible upgrade of the Jerra Circle roundabout into a signalised intersection at some future time.

“It was clear during the recent exhibition period that more was required in terms of pedestrian safety and as such, Council has agreed to investigate options and costings for a path around the Jerra Circle,” Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

“Regardless of the progress of the Ellerton Drive Extension, traffic flow will increase in the future along Edwin Land Parkway and Tompsitt Drive due to development in that part of the local government area. With a school being on one side of the main road, and shops and housing on the other side, it is important that pedestrian safety is addressed and I look forward to receiving a report on the matters Council has raised.

“As was stated in the exhibition of plans for the Jerra Circle upgrade, any future construction is subject to future growth in traffic movements and also future government funding.”

Council also requested a report looking at design options and estimates for a shared carpark with the school and Madew Park.