Funds sought to fix Wem­b­ley in­ter­sec­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By BRYCE LUFF

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d472072

The in­ter­se­tion of Rus­lip and Hol­land streets has been named a black spot by the Town of Cam­bridge.

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