A long held push for No U-turn signage at the Wilson-Young street intersection in central Albury has reared its head again with one councillor prepared to hand over his own CCTV footage to build the case for the signage to be installed.
Cr Henk van de Ven, operates a business at the intersection, said there was up to 40 illegal U-turns performed daily and there was no need for council staff to do more counts in a bid to justify the No U-Turn signage to Transport for NSW.
Cr John Stuchbery, in his role of local traffic committee chairman, said the recent opening of Harris Farms on Young Street had led to more illegal U-turns.
"I can inform Cr Stuchbery with a great deal of certainty that the number of U-turns at that intersection has been pretty constant over the last 10 years and been no increase since Harris Farms opened," Cr van de Ven said.
"If police or Traffic for NSW wish to avail themselves of my CCTV footage they will be able to work out on a daily basis how many people do U-turns.
"It is approximately 35 to 40 per day and nobody seems to want to do anything about it.
"The most annoying part is when turning left into Young Street from Wilson Street and someone is doing a U-turn, they actually toot you because you are not giving them right of way."
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Cr Stuchbery didn't hold high hopes Transport for NSW would agree to signage.
"I'm not confident Transport for NSW is going to do anything either sensible or in any reasonable timeframe," he said.
"They are more or less flatly refusing to put up a no U-turn sign (at the Wilson-Young street intersection) because it will create some sort of precedent."
The debate took place at council this week.
Meanwhile, a 10km/h speed limit is coming for the Monument Hill surrounds in a move that also rankled Cr van de Ven.
He said 10km/h was "barely walking pace" and the step being pushed by Transport for NSW was not enforceable.
"I'm just wondering what the point is," he said.
"Have police been involved in this decision making process and have they indicated it is possible to enforce the 10km/h limit?"
But, Cr Graham Docksey, who is also the Albury RSL sub branch president, supported the speed limit introduction.
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