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.