City sig­nals road plans

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE - Lucy Jarvis

REAR-end crashes made up most of the 102 crashes at a Wan­gara in­ter­sec­tion where the City of Wan­neroo plans to up­grade traf­fic lights.

The City will seek fund­ing for six projects to up­grade in­ter­sec­tions in Gir­rawheen, Wan­gara, Made­ley, Maranga­roo, Banksia Grove and Clark­son through the 2019-20 Black Spot pro­gram.

The Beach Road and Black­more Av­enue junc­tion topped the list en­dorsed by the coun­cil last month.

The City plans to in­stall a seag­ull is­land and in­crease the length of the right-turn slip lane.

A July coun­cil re­port said there had been 17 crashes at the junc­tion in five years, with ca­su­al­ties re­sult­ing from seven of those; 10 were in­ter­sec­tion crashes and the rest rearen­ders.

It said the project would cost about $125,000, with the City seek­ing a Fed­eral grant or State fund­ing.

The City will also ap­ply for Fed­eral or State fund­ing to cover a $160,000 project to in­stall over­head traf­fic sig­nals at the Ocean Reef Road-Hart­man DriveLenore Road in­ter­sec­tion.

The re­port said there had been 102 crashes at the Wan­gara in­ter­sec­tion in five years, in­clud­ing 91 rear-end crashes, and 12 had re­sulted in ca­su­al­ties.

A $1.2 million round­about is pro­posed for the High­clere Boule­vard and Hep­burn Av­enue junc­tion, where there have been 33 crashes, in­clud­ing 18 rearend crashes.

An­other project would in­volve widen­ing a path on part of Wan­neroo Road in Made­ley, which would cost $260,000.

“Be­tween Kingsway and Dale­cross Av­enue, the five-year crash data in­di­cates a to­tal of 19 crashes – three have re­sulted in ca­su­al­ties,” the re­port said.

“Of these crashes, two in­volve pedes­tri­ans play­ing, work­ing or stand­ing on the car­riage­way.”

The fifth project pro­poses changes to the Joon­dalup Drive-Tum­ble­weed Drive-Joseph Banks Boule­vard in­ter­sec­tion, where there have been 17 crashes in five years.

Among other changes, the $510,000 project would in­volve in­creas­ing the di­am­e­ter of the cen­tral is­land.

The City is also seek­ing fund­ing for a $50,000 project to in­stall a seag­ull is­land on Marmion Av­enue at the Belleville Gar­dens junc­tion.­mu­ni­ d485606 Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

The Rock Frogs: Luca Cal­cei, Dion Cal­cei, Luka Babich and Kaden Grif­fin.

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