NO changes will be made to the linemarking on a busy road in north Orange despite congestion concerns between McDonald's and a childcare centre.
Discussions followed a letter from past council candidate Matthew Chisholm, who said congestion occurred when eastbound traffic on Farrell Road stopped early to turn right into McDonald's due to the restaurant's wide driveway.
"As a consequence, [they] block the driveway to the [Waratah Saplings Childrens Service] preventing traffic on Farrell Road travelling in a westerly direction from turning into the driveway at the childcare centre," he said.
"This at times creates a Mexican standoff as a lot of drivers heading into McDonald's think they can't turn anywhere as both cars are blocked, not realising they can move forward and align correctly with the driveway."
Mr Chisholm asked for extra lines or turning lanes for at least the eastbound lane to better direct traffic turning into McDonald's.
MAP: The problem and the solution proposed, in yellow...
The City of Orange Traffic Committee considered a recommendation to extend double lines further east, with breaks to indicate the correct turning positions for both businesses, but ultimately decided to take no action.
Waratah Early Learning Centre's Casey Gibson said while the hold-ups were short, they had an impact between 9am and 10am and from 2.30pm.
"You can't get around to pass because it's a single lane," she said.
For the same reason, she thought the proposed measures would have limited effect unless turning lanes were installed.
It would have been the latest in a series of traffic adjustments in north Orange as it has grown increasingly busy.
Traffic lights were installed at the intersection of Telopea Way and Farrell Road in 2014, which then required extra signage as motorists became confused turning left onto the Northern Distributor Road.
Traffic cameras linked to NSW Roads and Maritime Services in Sydney were also installed to adjust the light patterns depending on congestion.
Platinum Parade was also built between Telopea Way and William Maker Drive to provide another route to the western part of the subdivision, away from the traffic lights.
Committee chairman Russell Turner said the council had not expected the area to become as congested as it had but he would rather see Orange busy.
"I think 99 per cent of the time it works reasonably well," he said.
This story was amended at 4pm on July 11 to correct an error with regard to the resolution. No double lines were approved.
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