Dangerous Canning Vale intersection prompts public meeting

The intersection of Banskia Esplanade and Ranford Road.
The intersection of Banskia Esplanade and Ranford Road.

AN intersection in Canning Vale is considered so dangerous that residents have called a public meeting for Monday.

Peter and Pam White live on Ansellia Loop and organised the meeting because they no longer used the Banksia Esplanade/Ranford Road intersection to exit the Livingston estate due to its congestion.

They fear the situation will worsen when Ranford Road has six lanes passing Livingston.

“The intersection itself is so dangerous it is now a designated black spot because of the number of accidents that have occurred at this intersection,” Mr White said.

“Some use the bus lanes during prohibited times and the frequency of accidents is almost weekly.

“The nature of the accidents is that the innocent vehicle gets t-boned.”

Mr White said he lived within 100m of the intersection and said accidents were mainly occurring during peak times and it was largely an issue with the bus lanes.

“It’s quite a distinct pattern the way these accidents are occurring,” he said.

He hoped action could be taken to improve the intersection’s design to improve safety and was concerned about the impact of widening on Ranford Road when six lanes of traffic will be flowing.

Access to the nearby park is also considered by the couple to be dangerous, not only due to speeding vehicles but heavy traffic flows by those taking a short cut to avoid the intersection of Nicholson and Ranford roads.

Jandakot MLA Yaz Mabarakai will attend to listen to resident concerns and the City of Canning and Main Roads have also been invited.

The meeting will be held at 5.30pm near the water features at the intersection of Banksia Esplanade and Ranford Road.

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