Crash hotspot made safer

New signs erected at Mil­len­don in­ter­sec­tion

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS - Lisa Thomas

AN in­ter­sec­tion in Mil­len­don – a hotspot for car ac­ci­dents – will be up­graded af­ter sig­nif­i­cant com­mu­nity con­cern.

City of Swan coun­cil­lor Rod Henderson and res­i­dent Kevin Keys have been push­ing for up­grades to the in­ter­sec­tion of Pad­bury Av­enue and Moore Road for more than a year.

Mr Keys said there had been two bad ac­ci­dents in as many months at the in­ter­sec­tion. He said the new up­grades were a step in the right di­rec­tion.

“I think there will be a death be­fore they do some­thing se­ri­ous to solve this is­sue,” he said.

“There is some im­proved sig­nage so hope­fully it will make a dif­fer­ence.”

Mr Keys said he be­lieved a warn­ing needed to be writ­ten on the road.

“They won’t paint a give way sign on the road, but I think that’s what it will take to make a real dif­fer­ence,” he said.

Coun­cil­lor Henderson said it was one of the worst in­ter­sec­tions in the Swan Val­ley.

“Pad­bury Av­enue and Moore Road in Mil­len­don will see im­proved sig­nage fol­low­ing sev­eral se­ri­ous crashes,” he said.

“Vis­i­bil­ity at Pad­bury Av­enue is re­stricted by build­ings and trees close to the in­ter­sec­tion with driv­ers of­ten trav­el­ling across the in­ter­sec­tion un­aware of the dan­ger.

City staff as­sessed the prob­lem and sought Main Roads ap­proval for im­prove­ments to the in­ter­sec­tion. Un­for­tu­nately they re­fused to al­low stop signs to be in­stalled on Moore Road, which is what res­i­dents were ask­ing for.”

A Main Roads WA spokes­woman said Main Roads was un­der­tak­ing im­prove­ments at the in­ter­sec­tion.

“Main Roads is in­stalling bar­rier lines with raised re­flec­tion pave­ment mark­ers, and ad­vance ‘Give Way’ warn­ing signs on Moore Road (on the ap­proaches to Pad­bury Av­enue).

In ad­di­tion, in­ter­sec­tion warn­ing signs will be re­lo­cated, with the ad­di­tion of name plates for Moore Road on Pad­bury Av­enue,” she said.

“The sig­nage was in­stalled on 11 July 2018. Line mark­ings and raised re­flec­tion pave­ment mark­ers are ex­pected to be com­pleted by 20 July 2018, weather per­mit­ting.

“Main Roads is re­spon­si­ble for in­stalling sig­nage and line mark­ing. The City of Swan sub­mit­ted a de­sign for the im­prove­ments which Main Roads’ has ap­proved and ar­ranged in­stal­la­tion.”­mu­ni­ d478124

Cr Rod Henderson and lo­cal Herne Hill res­i­dent Kevin Keys at the in­ter­sec­tion of Pad­bury Ave and Moore Road in Mil­len­don, an ac­ci­dent hotspot.

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