The Towradgi Hump has been given a reprieve with Wollongong City Council backing away from plans to place speed bumps on the road.
Also off the agenda are plans to end right turns at the nearby Towradgi Road-Carters Lane intersection, which had been a source of concern for many residents in the area.
In an attempt to stop drivers speeding over the Towradgi Road hump and sometimes getting airborne, council had floated the plan to place speed humps on both approaches.
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Part of a planned package of works, it also featured the ban on right turns at Carters Lane; this had residents fearful they would have to drive around the block to get to their own home.
Others were also worried it would lead to increased traffic on their small suburban streets.
After an outpouring of public opposition to the proposals, Councillor Janice Kershaw said they were now off the table.
"Andrew Carfield, who is the director of infrastructure and works indicated to me that they've taken on board all the comments the residents have made and at this stage those proposals are not proceeding," Cr Kershaw said.
"He said the officers may not have considered all the issues or the impacts that it would cause.
"Council is obviously interested in increasing the safety in that area and they will perhaps look at other methods of communicating and consulting to come up with some better solutions."
Cr Kershaw admitted the plans had caused "angst" for some residents but said it was a "great result".
"It was an opportunity for people to come back with their issues, and council has listened to them and taken that on board and they're going to revisit it," Cr Kershaw said.
"That's how community consultation should work."
David Phipps lives in Marlo Road, one of the suburban streets that he said would be heavily impacted by the no right turn plans.
He was pleased council had changed its mind.
"I think that's to be commended on their part," Mr Phipps said.
"In these difficult circumstances, we've been able to have a voice and they have taken into consideration our views and listened to what we've said.
"The right hand turn in our opinion and our experience would have been pretty disastrous for us.
"You've only got to drive down Marlo Road to realise any increase in traffic would be problematic."
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