Sippy Downs Drive shaping up
  • Thursday 04 December 2014

Navigating the morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups outside Sienna College are set to be smoother and safer for the start of the new school year in 2015.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said $2.7 million stage 3 works for the Sippy Downs Drive Project were expected to be complete by Christmas.

“Stage 3 has focused on a 300-metre stretch of Sippy Downs Drive in front of Sienna College and has involved construction of a new intersection that includes traffic signals, street lighting, three bus bays and vastly improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities,” he said.

“Part of the new intersection works including the cost of the traffic signals have been funded by the developer of the property on the northern side of Sippy Downs Drive to coincide with their proposed subdivisional works.

“A four-metre wide pedestrian pathway on the southern side of Sippy Downs Drive and on-road cycle lanes on both sides of the road will also been installed via a $350,000 grant under the State Government’s Cycle Network Program.  The footpath on the northern side of Sippy Downs Drive will be constructed by the Developer in conjunction with their development works.

“The current east and west bound traffic lanes are set to be widened to two lanes in each direction with a median strip installed in the centre of the road that will continue the ‘boulevard look’ from the previous stages of this project.”

Cr Dickson said landscape planting would start in mid-January next year.

“The landscaping installation is expected to take around three weeks to complete however this should have very little impact on traffic flows,” he said.

“I’d like to again thank everyone who has been impacted by the current works for their understanding, patience and courtesy and I’m thrilled that the community can soon look forward to a fantastic outcome from this project.”
Traffic control measures will remain in place while stage three works are in progress.