Funding to fix black spots
FIVE local intersections will be upgraded to improve safety under the 201819 State Black Spot Program.
The City of Canning has secured funding for three intersections: High Road, Herald Avenue and Wavel Avenue in Willetton; Wharf Street and Pattie Street in Cannington; and Welshpool Road, Wharf Street, Furnace Road and Murray Road South in Queens Park.
Another submission – Rossmoyne’s Webb Street, Bull Creek Road and Leach Highway intersection – was approved as a reserve project, meaning there is no guarantee it will be funded.
The State Government also submitted the Albany Highway and Wharf Street intersection in Cannington, which will receive $50,000 for safety improvements as a staged project.
Under the program, the Welshpool Road, Wharf Street, Furnace Road and Murray Road South intersection will receive the most funding, with an initial $100,000 approved over the next financial year. Stage two of the project will be funded over future years at a total cost of $500,000.
The money will be used to install right, left and Uturn lanes, reinforce priority, install median islands and upgrade street lighting.
The High Road, Herald Avenue and Wavel Avenue, and Wharf Street and Pattie Street, intersections will receive $80,000 each.
The Cannington intersection is set to benefit from a median island on Wharf Street between Bauer Street and east of Pattie Street, a right-turn pocket on Wharf Street and reinforced priority on Pattie Street, while High Road will have its right-turn lanes extended.
Mayor Paul Ng said securing the safety of their residents was of “paramount importance”.
“The ability to attract funding to projects of this nature is a very important consideration in the City being able to deliver these projects in a timely fashion, and respond to the changing demands of our vast transport network,” he said.