Langford resident sits in deckchair to see traffic lights go live


Langford resident Peter Fowler, left, and QTM operations manager Matt Bendall at one of the intersections.
Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d459512
Langford resident Peter Fowler, left, and QTM operations manager Matt Bendall at one of the intersections. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d459512

LANGFORD resident Peter Fowler was so keen for the new traffic signals at the corner of Spencer Road and Langford Avenue in Langford to be turned on, he sat in his deckchair as it all |unfolded.

Mr Fowler contacted the Member for Cannington, Bill Johnston, originally about installing the signals because of the number of crashes at both ends of Langford Avenue.

The new traffic lights were installed as part of State and federally-funded Black Spot Projects.

“I wanted to achieve a goal and this is what I did,” Mr Fowler said.

“There have been many crashes at both ends of Langford Avenue. I thought it was dangerous, more than anything else.”

Quality Traffic Management (QTM) completed two projects in the City of Gosnells area.

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They include the upgrade of the traffic signals at Spencer Road and Yale Road in Thornlie and the installation of traffic signals at Spencer Road and Langford Avenue in Langford.

QTM operations manager Matt Bendall said it was good to get the job done in the time frame for the residents.

“It was a unique experience for our team to have the residents sitting in deck chairs at the front of their properties for the traffic signals to be turned on. It was obviously a project they were keen to see completed for a very long time,” he said.

City of Gosnells chief |executive Ian Cowie said the improvements would provide significant safety benefits for the thousands of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who use the two intersections daily.

“The new traffic signals at Langford Avenue will provide a much-needed safe access point for Langford residents,” he said.