Safer drive ahead

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

Im­prov­ments to the Pin­jarra Road and Dower Street in­ter­sec­tion will start soon.

WORK will soon start on much-needed up­grades to the Pin­jarra Road-Coolibah Avenue-Dower Street in­ter­sec­tion.

Man­durah MLA David Tem­ple­man said he had been rais­ing con­cerns about the safety of the in­ter­sec­tion for years and he was de­lighted it would now be made safe.

The in­ter­sec­tion will be­come a dou­ble di­a­mond con­fig­u­ra­tion that will al­low op­pos­ing right turns to op­er­ate si­mul­ta­ne­ously and in­clude cross­ing sig­nals for pedes­tri­ans.

Works have be­gun to move sub­stan­tial pub­lic util­ity ser­vices and sig­nal up­grades are ex­pected to fol­low soon.

Mr Tem­ple­man said the in­ter­sec­tion had been a safety con­cern for nearby res­i­dents and many driv­ers seek­ing ac­cess to Man­durah Fo­rum and sur­round­ing busi­nesses for years.

“The lack of ded­i­cated turn­ing sig­nals has caused con­ges­tion and dan­ger­ous con­di­tions for ve­hi­cles and buses turn­ing onto Pin­jarra Roads,’’ he said.

“The cur­rent in­ter­sec­tion is very un­safe for pedes­tri­ans and it’s great they will now be able to cross safely. I’m de­lighted the City of Man­durah has acted to im­prove the in­ter­sec­tion, par­tic­u­larly with the com­ple­tion of the Man­durah Fo­rum de­vel­op­ment.”

Man­durah MLA David Tem­ple­man at the dan­ger­ous in­ter­sec­tion.

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