Upgrade for City’s traffic spots

The State Government has announced upgrades to more than 100 traffic locations on WA�s roads, with Gosnells set to receive five.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said funding included $20 million from the State Government in 2015-16 and $5 million from local governments.

The corner of Tonkin Highway and Gosnells Road West was one of the biggest investments, with $1.4 million earmarked for traffic signals.

City of Gosnells chief executive officer Ian Cowie said that upgrade was required.

�Each of the locations has had varying degrees of concern expressed by the general public, particularly the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Gosnells Road West where there have been a number of fatalities,� he said.

�The fact that these projects have qualified for funding under the State Black Spot Program indicates there is an established crash history at the intersections.

�Funding is therefore fundamental in securing road design improvements that will lead to enhanced safety.�

Mr Nalder said the project was part of the effort to address congestion and get people to and from work faster.

�The Black Spot Program is helping to reduce road trauma and deliver savings to the community in terms of less personal injury and motor vehicle damage,� he said.

A total of 102 projects will be funded in this year�s program, including 68 in regional WA and 34 in the Perth metropolitan area.