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Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Bryce Luff

COCK­BURN’S most talked about round­about is in line for re­me­dial works.

Cock­burn Gate­way Shop­ping City’s main ac­cess round­about has dom­i­nated so­cial me­dia chat­ter since it was in­stalled as part of the cen­tre’s ex­pan­sion in Oc­to­ber 2014.

To make the area safer for mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans, ex­tra speed humps will be added this week to slow en­ter­ing traf­fic, kerbs and the cen­tre is­land will be widened, and im­proved sig­nage and line mark­ings in­stalled.

The round­about will be closed from 6pm on Satur­day, March 25, un­til 10am the fol­low­ing day while work takes place.

Cen­tre man­ager Ian McCosker said it was one of a num­ber of ini­tia­tives to im­prove ac­cess into and around the shop­ping cen­tre.

“We’ve re­cently in­stalled sev­eral ex­ter­nal way-finder nav­i­ga­tional signs around the site,” he said.

“These nav­i­ga­tional signs help cus­tomers to eas­ily find the carparks which are clos­est to the shops they wish to visit.

“All of these changes will im­prove the over­all day-to-day op­er­a­tion of the carparks and ac­cess roads to the shop­ping cen­tre.”

Cock­burn Chat man­ager Lara Kirk­wood said the Gate­way round­about was a pop­u­lar topic of dis­cus­sion for the Face­book group’s 18,500 fol­low­ers.

“I per­son­ally do not think I’ve read or heard more about a traf­fic icon as I have about this Cock­burn Gate­way round­about,” she said.

“There is no nor­mal day on Cock­burn Chat with­out read­ing com­plaints and jokes about the round­about.”

Ms Kirk­wood was hope­ful the changes would im­prove safety.

“It is great that cen­tre man­age­ment at Gate­ways have fi­nally taken the com­mu­nity’s feed­back on board and have de­cided to do some re­me­dial works,” she said.

“An up­grade to this round­about in my opin­ion is long over­due.”

Cock­burn Gate­way Shop­ping City’s main ac­cess round­about.

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