Blackspot up­grade

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

NEW turn­ing lanes and im­proved pedes­trian fa­cil­i­ties are part of a $5 mil­lion up­grade planned for the blackspot in­ter­sec­tion at North Lake Road and South Street in Kardinya.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder said the project would im­prove safety and traf­fic flow at the in­ter­sec­tion, which is used by about 30,000 ve­hi­cles each week­day.

“The up­grade will sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove pro­duc­tiv­ity and ef­fi­ciency along this key trans­port route which had 149 crashes in the five years to 2013,” he said.

“The project will in­volve adding ad­di­tional turn­ing lanes north and south­bound on North Lake Road, ex­tend­ing the right turn­ing lanes in both di­rec­tions on South Street and mod­i­fi­ca­tions to traf­fic sig­nals and pedes­trian fa­cil­i­ties.”

Pedes­trian safety will also be en­hanced with the in­stal­la­tion of ze­bra cross­ings on both North Lake Road and South Street, and an up­grade to street light­ing in the area.

Fund­ing for the project was made avail­able un­der the State Black Spot Pro­gram.

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