Up­grades to im­prove danger­ous in­ter­sec­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Victoria Park -

A VIC­TO­RIA Park in­ter­sec­tion that recorded 51 ac­ci­dents – many were rear-en­ders – be­tween Jan­uary 2009 and De­cem­ber 2013 will re­ceive a $611,680 up­grade due in part to State Gov­ern­ment Black Spot fund­ing.

Im­prove­ment works at the in­ter­sec­tion of Ber­wick Street and Hill View Ter­race will com­prise two ma­jor com­po­nents, in­clud­ing ma­jor sig­nal up­grades worth $165,500 and civil works worth $446,179.

Main Roads WA (MRWA) will carry out the sig­nal up­grade while Dows­ing Con­crete will com­plete the civil works af­ter its quote came in nearly $335,000 less than the high­est quote from Downer Australia.

The Town’s Re­new Life direc­tor, War­ren Bow, said coun­cil’s sub­mis­sion for fund­ing was ac­tioned in July 2011.

“At the time 46 crashes be­tween Jan­uary 1, 2006, and De­cem­ber 31, 2010, had been recorded at the site,” Mr Bow said.

“A sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of rear-end ac­ci­dents were of con­sid­er­able con­cern.”

Fund­ing ap­proved for the project by the Black Spot pro­gram is $760,000. The Town will con­trib­ute $253,333 while MRWA will add $506,667.

WHAT’S IN­CLUDED IN THE PROJECT

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