Perilous intersection in Martin

THE RAC has identified the Tonkin Highway and Gosnells Road West intersection in Martin as one of the most dangerous in WA.

Last week, the RAC released a list of the State’s most dangerous roads as part of the Risky Roads campaign.

The campaign surveys people state-wide to nominate what they believe to be risky roads and intersections.

The intersection of Tonkin Highway and Gosnells Road West came in as part of the top 10 most dangerous intersection as part of the survey.

In August this year, the City of Gosnells received funding for a $1.4 million upgrade to the intersection.

Main Roads spokesman Dean Roberts said they were well aware how dangerous it was.

“Main Roads is aware of the safety concerns at Tonkin Highway and Gosnells Road West,” he said.

“The State Government has provided $1.4 million under the 2015-16 State Black Spot Program to install full traffic signal control for this intersection; the project is currently in detailed design.”

He also said changes had already been made before any works begun as part of the Black Spot Program.

“In addition, a reduced speed limit of 80 km/h from 300m north of Gosnells Roads East to 400m south of Gosnells Road West was implemented on February 23, 2015,” he said.