AN INVESTIGATION has deemed one of the shire's most troublesome intersection is not meeting Australian standards for signage.
A report was presented to the Leeton Traffic Committee on August 20 outlining the fact the Murrami Road/Irrigation Way intersection was not meeting standards.
Several accidents have occurred at the site over the years, with Leeton Shire Council and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) attempting to find solutions to make it safer in more recent times.
In 2019 that has resulted in rumble strips being placed in the lead up to the intersection to alert drivers to the fact they are approaching a main road and crossroads.
Following this installation, the RMS requested a review of the signage on both Murrami Road approaches to Irrigation Way.
Council and Transport for NSW have investigated the current signage in these areas and have found the current 'crossroads' signs do not meet the Australian Standards for intersection approaches.
As a result, changes will be made to bring this signage into line with the standards.
Speaking at the August ordinary council meeting, several councillors, including Paul Smith and mayor Paul Maytom said it was important for the intersection to be brought into line as too many accidents had already been recorded in the area.
One of those involved a young family just before Christmas where a vehicle was written off and several people were injured.
Several councillors agreed the rumble strips were working in terms of catching the attention of drivers before they reach the main road.
Cr Smith was also unhappy with one of the signs, which he said barely flashes on approach to the intersection.
The light in question aims to alert motorists to the upcoming intersection, but the wording can be difficult to see, which could prove to just be a distraction for motorists.
Cr Smith said the flashing light signage on the Back Whitton Road would be more appropriate in alerting drivers to the intersection.
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