Improvements for 17 dangerous southeast roads under State Black Spot Program

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A NUMBER of dangerous roads throughout the southeast will be fixed under the 2018/19 State Black Spot Program.

Seventeen local projects will share in almost $1.5m under the recent funding allocation, including $450,000 for the Albany Highway-Fremantle Road intersection in Gosnells and $150,000 for the Thomas Road-Kargotich Road intersection in Oakford, both for safety improvements.

Transport minister Rita Saffioti said more than 100 upgrades worth $25 million will be carried out in the coming months.

“The Black Spot Program is a joint state-local government initiative, and is delivering real safety benefits to road users,” she said.

“The State provides two-thirds of the funds for safety improvement projects on local roads with local governments funding the remaining one third.

“Since its inception in 2000, it has delivered $450 million in specific safety initiatives on the WA road network for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.

“It aims to further improve road safety across the State, thereby reducing the significant trauma and suffering of crash victims and their loved ones.”

Local Projects

City of Armadale

-Forrest Rd/Abbey Ave: Install pre-deflection on Forrest Rd (west) approach to roundabout and upgrade street lighting ($84,640).

-Streich Ave/Foster Rd: Widen Streich Ave, install turning lane to Foster Rd, install median islands, signs and lines and upgrade ($47,774).

-Champion Dr: Install edge lines and reflective raised pavement markers and upgrade lighting ($45,930).

-Tait St/Windarra Way/Kootingal Rd: Upgrade intersection, reinstate and install pedestrian path, pram ramps, median and pedestrian refuge islands, signs, improve drainage, widen approaches and upgrade street lighting ($42,400)

-Croyden Rd: Upgrade street lighting and install reflective raised pavement markers ($40,000).

-Eleventh Rd: Install edge lines and reflective raised pavement markers ($36,603).

-Dewar St: Upgrade existing street lighting and install lane separation lines ($23,880).

City of Gosnells

-Albany Hwy/Fremantle Rd: Intersection safety improvements ($450,000).

-Warton Rd/Huntingdale Rd/Forrest Lakes Dr: Install pre-deflection on both Warton Rd approaches to roundabout ($113,333).

-Warton Rd/Garden St: extend left turn pocket ($80,000).

-Corfield St/Dorothy St/Southern River Rd: Install pre-deflection on Corfield St approaches to roundabout ($66,667).

-Fremantle Rd/King St: Install roundabout and upgrade existing street lighting ($56,000).

-Balfour St: Install slow points, painted median island and upgrade street lighting ($34,000).

-Towncentre Dr/Sugarwood Dr: Upgrade existing street lighting (23,333).

Shire Serpentine Jarrahdale

-Thomas Rd/Kargotich Rd: Intersection safety improvements ($150,000).

-Malarkey Rd: Install slow points, kerbing, signage and delineation, centreline, reflective raised pavement markers and upgrade lighting ($120,000).

-Kardan Blvd/Ballawarra Ave: Install pre-deflection on both Kardan Blvd approaches to roundabout ($80,000).