City of Canning gets funds to fix road black spots

Nicholson Ward councillor Margaret Hall.
Nicholson Ward councillor Margaret Hall.

SIX black spots in the City of Canning are set for upgrade following a recent Federal Government announcement that will see funds injected to improve road safety.

As part of the Government’s black spot program 2017-18 funding round, WA was allocated $6.68 million to upgrade 35 roads with a history of crashes.

The City has the most roads listed for upgrade out of the 22 local government areas where roads are targeted for improvements.

A total of $501,000 will go towards improving Canning roads.

Nicholson Ward councillor Margaret Hall welcomed the announcement to improve the City’s black spots and in particular moves to improve the intersection at Bannister and Magnet roads in Canning Vale. She said the intersection was in the Canning Vale Industrial Centre and vehicles sped along Bannister Road.

“There is so much traffic and there are no signs. This is a huge blind spot. Just standing on the footpath is frighting because of the traffic,” said Cr Hall.

She said the City was trying to attract new business and road improvement would assist with this endeavour.

“If we get the roads upgrade then we will find that we attract more businesses which means more jobs for the people living in the City of Canning,” she said.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said road improvements would occur during the next 12 months.

He said on average completed black spot road projects reduced fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent.

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