Council to trial ban on U-turns
THE Town of Claremont will trial banning U-turns in Grange Street for three months after council expressed frustration at Main Roads’ failure to act on traffic problems on Stirling Highway.
At a recent meeting, councillors discussed congestion in Grange Street caused by cars attempting three-point-turns in the relatively narrow street.
Some expressed concern that a U-turn ban would simply shift the problem elsewhere.
Cr Bruce Haynes told Western Suburbs Weekly fundamental changes were needed to properly address the traffic problems surrounding Stirling Highway.
“Main Roads WA should alter the median strip through Claremont in line with that shown in the SHACS plan and should abandon all the remainder of the SHACS plan,” he said.
“Main Roads should (also) remove lights at Bay View Terrace, and realign Bay Road and Lock Street to provide an effective light-controlled crossing of Stirling Highway between Queenslea Drive and Dalkeith Road,” he said.