Lapstone Traffic Study

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Blue Mountains City Council is seeking community feedback on a range of proposed road safety improvements in Lapstone.

Community concerns regarding traffic congestion, safety and parking behaviour along Explorers Road and Governors Drive in Lapstone have been raised. As a result, Council undertook a review of these two roads to assess the current traffic and parking conditions. The review identified signage, line marking, and infrastructure measures to improve traffic flow and promote road safety.

Explorers Road and Governors Drive are local collector roads that provide connectivity between the Great Western Highway, Lapstone and Glenbrook. They also provide access to local attractors including sporting facilities, Lapstone Station, Lapstone Public School, and many residences. Both roads feature undulating road geometry with curves, narrow areas, crests and dips, and accommodate moderate to high traffic volumes and parking demand.

This review included, but was not limited to, the following:

  • A review of previous traffic studies and background of the area
  • A review of previous speed, volume data and crash trends
  • Site inspections to observe driver behaviour, and locations of current signage, line marking, and traffic infrastructure

Following this review, a detailed report of the findings was completed, together with a proposed plan for signage and line-marking. This report can be viewed in the Document Library on the right. All measures proposed in the report act to improve traffic flow and road safety within the study area.

The proposed treatments, along with community feedback, will be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration in late April.


This is an important issue for the community, and we want your feedback on the proposed measures. To provide your feedback, use the form below or click here.

Comments are closed.

Blue Mountains City Council is seeking community feedback on a range of proposed road safety improvements in Lapstone.

Community concerns regarding traffic congestion, safety and parking behaviour along Explorers Road and Governors Drive in Lapstone have been raised. As a result, Council undertook a review of these two roads to assess the current traffic and parking conditions. The review identified signage, line marking, and infrastructure measures to improve traffic flow and promote road safety.

Explorers Road and Governors Drive are local collector roads that provide connectivity between the Great Western Highway, Lapstone and Glenbrook. They also provide access to local attractors including sporting facilities, Lapstone Station, Lapstone Public School, and many residences. Both roads feature undulating road geometry with curves, narrow areas, crests and dips, and accommodate moderate to high traffic volumes and parking demand.

This review included, but was not limited to, the following:

  • A review of previous traffic studies and background of the area
  • A review of previous speed, volume data and crash trends
  • Site inspections to observe driver behaviour, and locations of current signage, line marking, and traffic infrastructure

Following this review, a detailed report of the findings was completed, together with a proposed plan for signage and line-marking. This report can be viewed in the Document Library on the right. All measures proposed in the report act to improve traffic flow and road safety within the study area.

The proposed treatments, along with community feedback, will be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration in late April.


This is an important issue for the community, and we want your feedback on the proposed measures. To provide your feedback, use the form below or click here.

Comments are closed.

  • Summary of proposed measures

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    09 Apr 2020
    This survey is now closed.

    Explorers Road between Lucasville Road & Emu Road

    • Improvements to the pedestrian refuge at the Explorers Road and Lucasville Road intersection by means of signage and line marking measures to improve compliance with Australian and Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) standards.
    • Renewal of road line marking treatments including double, unbroken dividing lines and intersection holding lines.
    • Installation of Retroflective Raised Pavement Markings (RRPMs) around bends.
    • A lighting assessment at the intersection of Explorers Road and Lucasville Road intersection.

    Explorers Road between Emu Road & Governors Drive

    • Install double, unbroken dividing lines in place of the existing broken lines along Explores Road fronting the netball courts. This measure acts to ensure a 3-metre passage of travel is retained in each direction.
    • Provision of a 10-metre section of 5-minute timed parking restrictions for pick-up / drop-off operations at Lapstone Oval.
    • Installation of additional ‘No Stopping’ and ‘Bus Zone’ signage to enforce existing parking restrictions.
    • A median island treatment at the intersection of Explorers Road and Governors Drive to improve driver lane discipline.
    • Renewal of faded line markings, provision of Retroflective Raised Pavement Markings (RRPMs), and the improvement to the children’s crossing fronting Lapstone Primary School.
    • An increased ranger presence during peak sporting periods is recommended to deter illegal parking behaviour.

    Explorers Road between Governors Drive & Dawes Place

    • Parking restrictions at the Explorers Road and Governors Drive intersection in the form of yellow kerbside no stopping line (C3).
    • Renewal of the Give-Way lines and double, unbroken dividing lines at the Explorers Road and Governors Drive intersection.

    Governors Drive between Explorers Road & Byrnes Street

    • Removal of the double, unbroken dividing lines along the length of this segment (excluding the lines at the Explorers Road and Governors Drive intersection).
    • Parking restrictions at the Explorers Road and Governors Drive intersection in the form of yellow kerbside no stopping line (C3).

    Governors Drive between Explorers Road & Great Western Highway

    • Provision of a yellow kerbside no stopping line (C3) to indicate areas with no stopping restrictions.
    • Provision of entry signage to indicate road conditions.
    • Installation of delineation measures around bends to improve driver lane discipline. These measures will be accompanied by chevron alignment markers and curve advisory signage.
    • Renewal of double, unbroken dividing lines, installation of edge line markings, and addition of Retroflective Raised Pavement Markers (RRPMs).