THE traffic lights at Meehan Drive are unnecessary and should be removed, according to one Kiama Downs resident.
Terry Sugden, who lives on Meehan Drive, believes traffic levels along Riverside Drive have decreased since the North Kiama bypass was built, to the point where the lights are no longer needed.
"Since the bypass went in, I just find that you're quite often stuck at the lights for awhile when there's no traffic and no need to be stopped," Mr Sugden said.
"A pedestrian crossing further up Meehan Drive would allow people to cross the road safely and then a give-way sign on Meehan Drive would be enough I think, but if the lights were to go, I'd say a stop sign would probably go in, which would still be better than the lights."
Kiama Municipal Council considered the proposed extension of Barton Drive last night, including an investigation into the Riverside Drive intersection.
"One of the subsequent recommendations of that report is for council to investigate alternative options for the treatment of the intersection of Meehan Drive and Riverside Drive, including the provision of safe pedestrian access across Riverside Drive," director of Engineering and Works, Bryan Whittaker, said.
The lights' removal would require local traffic committee and NSW Roads and Maritime Services approval..
No result was known at the time of publication.