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  • Batemans Bay Bridge replacement Traffic and Transport Assessment NSW Roads and Maritime Services Reference: 256009

    Revision: 4

    23 October 2017

  • Proposal number 256009 File BBBCD-ENM-RPT-Traffic and Transport_FINAL.doc, 23 October 2017 Revision 4 2

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    Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd ABN 54 005 139 873 Aurecon Centre Level 8, 850 Collins Street Docklands, Melbourne VIC 3008 PO Box 23061 Docklands VIC 8012 Australia T F E W

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    Report title Traffic and Transport Assessment

    Document ID Proposal number 256009

    File path

    Client NSW Roads and Maritime Services

    Client contact Client reference

    Rev Date Revision details/status Author Reviewer Verifier (if required)

    Approver

    0 11 September 2017 Draft GA/AJ JB LC

    1 22 September 2017 Updated with RMS comments GA/AJ JB LC

    2 3 October 2017 Additional RMS Comments GA / AJ JB LC

    3 23 October 2017 Final GA / AJ JB LC

    Current revision 4

    Approval

    Name Gillian Austin Name Lucia Coletta

    Title Senior traffic planner Title Environmental Manager

  • Contents Glossary and acronyms ................................................................................................................................... 1

    Executive summary .......................................................................................................................................... 2 Overview ........................................................................................................................................................ 2 Strategic content ............................................................................................................................................ 2 Existing road network operation .................................................................................................................... 2 Do minimum option........................................................................................................................................ 3 Traffic benefits of the proposal ...................................................................................................................... 3 Maritime benefits ........................................................................................................................................... 3

    1 Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 5 1.1 Proposal identification ............................................................................................................................ 5

    1.1.1 Proposal location and setting ...................................................................................................... 5 1.1.2 Key features of the proposal ....................................................................................................... 5 1.1.3 Proposal background .................................................................................................................. 6

    1.2 Purpose of the report ............................................................................................................................. 9 1.2.1 Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements .............................................................. 9

    1.3 Structure of the report ............................................................................................................................ 9

    2 Study methodology ................................................................................................................................... 10 2.1 Relevant guidelines ............................................................................................................................. 10 2.2 Study area............................................................................................................................................ 10 2.3 Study approach .................................................................................................................................... 12

    3 Existing environment ................................................................................................................................ 14 3.1 Road network ....................................................................................................................................... 14 3.2 Road hierarchy and descriptions ......................................................................................................... 14

    3.2.1 Arterial roads ............................................................................................................................. 14 3.2.2 Local roads ................................................................................................................................ 15 3.2.3 Intersections .............................................................................................................................. 16

    3.3 Speed limits ......................................................................................................................................... 16 3.4 Heavy vehicle network ......................................................................................................................... 17 3.5 Traffic data ........................................................................................................................................... 21

    3.5.1 Current traffic volumes .............................................................................................................. 21 3.5.2 Traffic growth and trends ........................................................................................................... 21

    3.6 Crash data ........................................................................................................................................... 24 3.7 Transport mode share ......................................................................................................................... 25 3.8 Public transport .................................................................................................................................... 26

    3.8.1 Bus routes ................................................................................................................................. 26 3.9 Cycling and pedestrian network .......................................................................................................... 27 3.10 Clyde River maritime environment ...................................................................................................... 27

    3.10.1 General description ................................................................................................................... 27 3.10.2 Boat usage ................................................................................................................................ 30 3.10.3 Existing bridge lift span raises ................................................................................................... 30

    3.11 Existing land uses ................................................................................................................................ 31

    4 Existing road network performance ........................................................................................................ 33 4.1 Traffic data sources ............................................................................................................................. 33 4.2 Traffic volumes .................................................................................................................................... 33

  • 4.3 Existing road network performance ..................................................................................................... 34 4.3.1 Capacity of the existing bridge .................................................................................................. 34 4.3.2 Bridge delays and queuing ........................................................................................................ 35 4.3.3 Capacity of intersections ........................................................................................................... 35

    5 The proposal .............................................................................................................................................. 37 5.1 Changes in traffic movements ............................................................................................................. 37

    5.1.1 Clyde Street and Wharf Road changes ..................................................................................... 38 5.1.2 Traffic growth ............................................................................................................................. 38

    5.2 Future traffic movements ..................................................................................................................... 38 5.2.1 2021 volumes ......................................