Extended right-turn bay recommended to overcome traffic delays caused by No Left Turn at Cronulla

Turning trouble: The right turn bay will be extended to overcome the new problem. Picture: John Veage
Turning trouble: The right turn bay will be extended to overcome the new problem. Picture: John Veage

The controversial No Left Turn at the southern end of Cronulla mall has created another traffic problem.

A report by Sutherland Shire Council staff said, “Concerns exist regarding northbound delays caused by increased turning movements in Cronulla Street”.

The right turn in Cronulla Street. Picture: John Veage

The right turn in Cronulla Street. Picture: John Veage

As  a result, staff recommended the right turn bay be extended in length, “to encourage motorists to form two lanes [one going ahead, one turning right], thereby improving northbound traffic flow”.

In another proposal, two of the two-hour parking spaces in Cronulla Street, opposite the station and next to Monro Park, would be limited to 15 minutes parking.

“Council has received concerns regarding a lack of set down / pickup areas to serve the railway station,” the report said.

The right-turn in Cronulla Street. Picture: John Veage

The right-turn in Cronulla Street. Picture: John Veage

“Seven two-hour parking spaces exist opposite the railway station. 

“Two of these spaces could be converted to 15 minute parking with minimal effect on parking availability.”

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