Bad intersection to be made safer
THE Town of Victoria Park has secured $775,000 funding from Main Roads WA to implement road safety improvements at the intersection of Shepperton Road and Gresham Street.
An application was made through the 2015-16 Black Spot Program as an assessment of accident data showed a high proportion of crashes at the intersection. During the assessment period from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013, there were 28 crashes at the intersection with six casualties.
Some of the accidents were caused by poor visibility on Shepperton Road due to an existing crest near Miller Street.
Accident data shows this has led to traffic coming over the crest and hitting the back of vehicles waiting to turn into Gresham Street or vehicles pulling out of Gresham Street into the path of traffic coming over the crest.
The council has appointed Dowsing Concrete to undertake road upgrade works with the main components to include a central road median on Shepperton Road to restrict right turn movements from Gresham Street into Shepperton Road.
On the approach to Shepperton Road from both sections of Gresham Street, there will be a ‘left-in/left-out’ splitter island installed to prevent traffic turning the wrong way onto Shepperton Road.
The proposed site works will commence this month and are expected to be completed towards the end of December 2016.