Huntingdale: Government grant gets rid of noisy speed bumps on Gay Street

Left to right – Southern River MLA Terry Healy, City of Gosnells Chief Engineer Shane Asmus and City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst inspect plans for new slow points along Gay Street, Huntingdale.
Left to right – Southern River MLA Terry Healy, City of Gosnells Chief Engineer Shane Asmus and City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst inspect plans for new slow points along Gay Street, Huntingdale.

‘NOISY’ speed bumps along Gay Street in Huntingdale are set to make way to combat residents’ noise complaints.

A $250,000 Department of Transport grant has allowed work to begin on the speed bumps’ removal to replace them with ‘slow points’.

The work will be carried out in two stages, as the grant has enabled the installation of three new traffic treatments between Cardiff Loop and Potter Street during May and June.

Stage two is currently being finalised and will involve installation of additional slow points between Potter Street and Warton Road, taking the project through to September.

The existing speed bumps will be removed once the new slow points are completed.

Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said a quieter solution to stop hoons had been required for some time.

“Speeding and hoon behaviour has long been an issue for local residents, which is why the speed humps were initially installed,” he said.

“However, it became clear that a more appropriate solution was needed.”

Southern River MP Terry Healy said he was delighted to see the speed bumps replaced.

“We have listened to the Huntingdale residents most affected by the speed humps on Gay Street, and I’m pleased to be able to deliver on my election commitment to fund the removal of the speed bumps,” he said.

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