City applies for Black Spot funding to improve road safety
Published Tuesday, 16th August 2022
Road safety will be improved at six key locations if the City is successful in securing Black Spot funding.
The City has applied for the funding under the 2023/2024 Federal and State Government Black Spot Programs.
Main Roads WA Crash Analysis Reporting System data from the past five years was used to select the six locations, with works to include improvements to intersections and traffic calming treatments.
Projects approved under the Federal Black Spot Program will receive full funding, while those approved under the State Black Spot Program will receive funding for two-thirds of the project, with the remaining third to be funded by the City of Wanneroo.
If approved, the works will cost a total of $4.99 million.
Applications will be considered by the Metropolitan Regional Road Group in the coming months. The Minister for Transport is expected to announce approved projects in May 2023.
Any projects that are not approved for Black Spot funding will continue to be monitored by the City and alternative funding options will be sought.
The nominated projects are:
|Girrawheen||Marangaroo Drive / Girrawheen Avenue||Completion of the dual-lane roundabout upgrade and relocation of the bus stop and pedestrian crossing.|
|Landsdale||Landsdale Road from Mirrabooka Avenue to Alexander Drive||Installation of traffic calming devices, including speed humps, a raised asphalt intersection plateau at Encore Rise and upgraded street lighting.|
|Landsdale||Hepburn Avenue / Mirrabooka Avenue||Installation of roundabout pre-deflections to reduce vehicle approach speeds and the reduction of the height of roundabout landscaping to improve sightlines.|
|Koondoola||Mirrabooka Avenue / Montrose Avenue / Koondoola Avenue||Installation of roundabout pre-deflections, approach lane speed humps and pavement lane separation bars to reduce vehicle approach speeds.|
|Quinns Rocks||Marmion Avenue / Pitcairn Entrance||Realignment of median traffic islands and removal of vegetation to improve vehicle sightlines.|
|Merriwa||Connolly Drive / Hester Avenue||Reconfiguration of the roundabout, installation of a left turn slip and pavement lane separation bars to reduce vehicle approach speeds.|
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