Notorious Spearwood Ave and Rockingham Rd intersection to get turning light


The intersection of Spearwood Avenue and Rockingham Road where new right-hand turning signals will be installed.
The intersection of Spearwood Avenue and Rockingham Road where new right-hand turning signals will be installed.

CHANGE is coming to the intersection of Spearwood Avenue and Rockingham Road after $175,000 was secured under the Federal Government’s black spot program.

City of Cockburn engineering services manager Jadranka Kiurski said a right turning signal would be installed for motorists turning off Spearwood Avenue on to Rockingham Road.

She said traffic signal sequencing would also change.

“The crash history of right turn crashes indicated a need for the intersection improvement,” she said.

The Spearwood intersection was one of 35 WA trouble spots to share in $6.68 million of funding.

Work should take place in the 2017-18 financial year.

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said black spot projects helped reduce injuries and fatalities by 30 per cent.

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