Crash hotspot made safer
New signs erected at Millendon intersection
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.”
Cr Rod Henderson and local Herne Hill resident Kevin Keys at the intersection of Padbury Ave and Moore Road in Millendon, an accident hotspot.