Coun­cil to trial ban on U-turns

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Nominations -

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.

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