Junction to get safer

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

THE City of South Perth has wel­comed the con­struc­tion of a round­about at the in­ter­sec­tion of Hay­man Road and Thelma Street in Como as part of the 2015-2016 Na­tional Black Spot pro­gram.

The City of South Perth iden­ti­fied the need for traf­fic con­trol mea­sures at the in­ter­sec­tion in 2010 as part of a traf­fic man­age­ment study.

The pro­ject will be fully funded by a Fed­eral gov­ern­ment grant of $530,000 through the pro­gram.

South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the con­struc­tion of the round­about would im­prove the safety of Hay­man Road for users.

“Hay­man Road is one of the busiest roads within the City, link­ing Curtin Univer­sity to the main ar­te­rial road of Can­ning High­way and sees ap­prox­i­mately 15,000 ve­hi­cles travel along it daily,” she said.

“The City has re­ceived many re­ports of near misses and right-an­gled crashes for this in­ter­sec­tion and the fund­ing from the Na­tional Black Spot Pro­gram is vi­tal to make this in­ter­sec­tion safe for our com­mu­nity.”

The City has re­leased de­sign plans for the pro­ject. Com­ments on the plan are open un­til Septem­ber 15.

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d442853

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty with en­gi­neer­ing tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer Marinko Kne­zovic.

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