The queue of motorists frustrated by the inappropriate phasing of the two sets of traffic lights in Baringa grows daily. It is not uncommon to be stopped at one set of lights for almost a minute as it goes through the various phases to allow all traffic to turn or cross safely, all without another vehicle in sight.
The current phasing of the lights is set to serve a community of 50,000 people, adjacent to a reasonably sized shopping centre and outside a 1200 student school. This isn’t the current situation so motorists sit at a red light, often with no other vehicle in sight, quietly stewing away in frustration.
With comments abounding in the online community (BeCA has also received inquiries) Stockland has joined the frustration queue as well. They are fully aware of the situation and the adverse effect the lights have on everyone. Stockland are waiting patiently for a list of approvals to be given by Council so they can reconfigure the lights to more appropriately serve road users. Road Safety issues require time, patience and care to be completed.
Regretfully the approval process has to pass through several levels and this takes time.
Once the approval process has been completed, expect the phasing of the Baringa Traffic lights to more effectively reflect the needs of the community.
Stockland said they are aware of the issue and the disruption it is currently causing and are working in conjunction with their traffic engineers and Council to have this resolved as soon as possible to ensure safe and timely travel along Baringa Drive.