Round­about to deal with high right-an­gle crash rate

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

TOWN of Vic­to­ria Park chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta has wel­comed the up­grade of a trou­ble­some in­ter­sec­tion as part of the Black Spots Pro­gram.

The Vic­to­ria Park round­about will be in­stalled at the in­ter­sec­tion of God­dard Road and Streat­ley Road at a cost of $166,667.

Mr Vuleta said the safety of res­i­dents was para­mount in Vic­to­ria Park.

“Feed­back re­ceived from the com­mu­nity through the Lath­lain Traf­fic Man­age­ment Study in 2014 in­di­cated that the in­ter­sec­tion of God­dard Street/Streat­ley Road in Lath­lain was a safety con­cern to lo­cal res­i­dents,” he said.

“A fur­ther as­sess­ment by Town tech­ni­cal staff showed that the in­ter­sec­tion had a high num­ber of right-an­gle crashes, which can cause sig­nif­i­cant in­jury and risk to road users.

“God­dard Street pro­vides an im­por­tant ac­cess route to Or­rong Road for lo­cal res­i­dents and is also a bus route, there­fore is heav­ily utilised.”

He said of the nine crashes that oc­curred, seven of them were right-an­gle crashes.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder said the fund­ing in­cluded $20 mil­lion from the State Gov­ern­ment in 2015-16 and $5 mil­lion from lo­cal gov­ern­ments.

About 100 traf­fic lo­ca­tions in WA will re­ceive at­ten­tion.

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