Battery Road Upgrade
Planning Started: Early 2007
Construction Started: 2008
The 700-metre length of Battery Road between Hyderabad Road and Goldsmith Road was reconstructed in 2008.
With a width of only nine metres, this section was too narrow for its urban collector function, especially given the significant parking demand in the area. It had poor geometry, poor lighting and a poor safety record at the Goldsmith Road intersection, and the pavement was nearing the end of its service life. In addition, the road also needed to be widened to accommodate on-road cycle lanes as required by the Council's cycle strategy.
The requirement for cycle lanes was a challenge as the 11 metre collector road standard - which was all there was room for in places - only provided enough space for two traffic lanes and two parking lanes. The solution was to provide two traffic lanes and two cycle lanes in the main carriageway and indented parking bays on the outside of the cycle lanes.
The reconstructed road appears to be meeting its competing design objectives very successfully.