ALBURY councillor John Stuchbery is attempting to overturn a decision to install traffic lights at one of the busiest intersections in the city's growth corridor of Thurgoona.
Earlier this year, acting mayor Amanda Cohn used a casting vote to back traffic lights being installed at the Thurgoona Drive-Elizabeth Mitchell Drive intersection over an upgrade to the existing roundabout.
But Cr Stuchbery has flagged an attempt to overturn the decision on Monday night.
"Roundabouts are much safer for motorists than traffic lights, due to lower speeds and narrower angles of approach," Cr Stuchbery said.
"Traffic lights are safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
"The traffic on that intersection is 98 per cent cars and 2 per cent cyclists/pedestrians.
"So let's provide safety for the majority."
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Cr Stuchbery spearheaded an unsuccessful push for a dual lane roundabout and was supported by Cr Murray King and Cr Darren Cameron.
Cr Cohn joined Cr Alice Glachan and Cr David Thurley in supporting the installation of traffic lights with mayor Kevin Mack on leave contesting the federal election and Cr Henk van de Ven and Cr Graham Docksey also apologies.
Cr Stuchbery's re-visit of the issue comes at a time when the signalised intersection is about 95 per cent designed and awaiting approval of the traffic signal layout from NSW Roads and Maritime Services, according to council chief executive Frank Zaknich.
"Presently there is enough information to proceed with a request for tender, which is planned to occur in mid-November 2019 on finalisation of the tender documents," Mr Zaknich said.
"The tender assessment report is planned to be submitted to council in February 2020 and construction commencement planned for March-April 2020.
"The cost to construct the roundabout to the alternative design would be marginally less costly.
"However, this estimate has only been developed on a concept design, not on the detailed design currently near completion.
"There will be a financial implication with regard to a full redesign.
"The current design costs for the signalised intersection is approximately $120,000, with a full redesign also being within this order."