Funds sought to fix Wembley intersection
THE Town of Cambridge will look to secure funding of $32,000 to help reduce crashes at a Wembley intersection.
The council wants to construct a raised intersection where Ruislip Street meets Holland Street and will submit an application calling for Main Roads WA to consider the proposal in its 201819 Black Spot program.
A raised intersection is essentially a speed hump or table that covers a whole intersection.
The project was put up for consideration after eight crashes were recorded at the intersection in the past five years.
A report to councillors said the raised intersection should address inattention along Holland Street and reduce speed along Ruislip Street.
“This counter-measure should reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes in the future,” the report read.
If the application is successful, the council will consider pouring in $16,000 to ensure the $48,000 project progresses.
If the black spot application is unsuccessful, the Town will consider covering the total cost itself.
An announcement from Main Roads is likely next year.
The intersetion of Ruslip and Holland streets has been named a black spot by the Town of Cambridge.