Fund­ing to fix black spots

Canning Times - - NEWS - Ben Smith

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.

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