Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff
Safety Assessment For Mornington Roundabout
Victor P Taffa
As part of the Hodgman Government’s commitment to improving the safety of road users across the state, an independent safety audit of the Mornington Roundabout is underway, Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said.
“Audit is focused on design, demand and driver behaviour at the roundabout and will provide important insight into the roundabout’s use, as well as any safety improvements that can be made.” Minister Rockliff said.
Providing a safe and efficient road network is a key focus for the Government and ensuring this busy roundabout is operating at a high standard is a priority, especially its connection with the peak traffic time movements on South Arm Highway, Cambridge Road and the Tasman Highway on and off the Tasman Bridge.
“Audit will assess the current road marking and signage, general layout and design of the roundabout, and pedestrian access.”
“Part of this work will also include the observation of traffic flow to understand how drivers respond to the conditions. There are no impacts to traffic as a result of this work.” Minister Rockliff said.
An analysis of crash data and a review of recent work that looked at how pedestrians and cyclists move through the roundabout will also be undertaken.
“Audit report will provide a performance assessment and recommendations for improvements and is due to be completed by the end of the month.” Minister Rockliff said.