Pos­i­tive spin on up­grade

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Bryce Luff

THE abil­ity of lo­cal mo­torists could be put to the test with new “duck and dive” round­abouts likely as part of up­grades along Ar­madale Road in Jan­dakot.

Two grade sep­a­rated round­abouts, “a first for WA”, are pro­posed to be in­stalled where Ar­madale Road meets Solomon Road and fur­ther east where Ar­madale Road meets Tap­per Road.

In a re­port to City of Cock­burn coun­cil­lors, strate­gic plan­ning man­ager Andrew Trosic said the round­abouts in­volve “traf­fic move­ment hap­pen­ing in a trench­like ex­press­way, with turn­ing traf­fic hap­pen­ing via an el­e­vated round­about-type struc­ture”.

He said it would be im­por­tant to ed­u­cate driv­ers on the use of the round­about, es­pe­cially those ap­proach­ing from Solomon Road south­bound in­tend­ing to en­ter the free­way via the new North Lake Road in­ter­change.

“Such driv­ers will need to spi­ral the round­about twice in or­der to move from the in­ner cir­cle to the outer cir­cle,” he said.

A sim­i­lar round­about will be built about 450m east at the in­ter­sec­tion of Ar­madale Road and Tap­per Road, with Mr Trosic’s re­port high­light­ing the need for driver ed­u­ca­tion there as well “due to the use of a round­about spi­ral”.

Mr Trosic told the Gazette he was con­fi­dent driv­ers would be fine.

“The pro­posed grade sep­a­rated round­about is es­sen­tially just like any other dual lane round­about. Peo­ple will un­der­stand how to use it cor­rectly through ap­pro­pri­ate lane mark­ings and sig­nage that will be in­stalled as part of the road works,” he said.

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