Black spot made safer

Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins with City of Swan councillors Mel Congerton, Maria Haynes and John McNamara at the new traffic lights.
Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins with City of Swan councillors Mel Congerton, Maria Haynes and John McNamara at the new traffic lights.

The City of Swan received $330,000 in Federal funding for the installation of traffic signals, altering median strips, widening turning pockets and additional streetlights and signage at the intersection of Alexander Drive and Illawarra Crescent North.

Mayor Charlie Zannino welcomed the funding.

�Our research showed that these works will help significantly reduce the number and severity of car accidents in this intersection,� he said.

Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins said it was pleasing to know the safety of people using the intersection would be considerably enhanced.

�The Federally funded black spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring roads are made safer and more productive for all road users,� he said.

Councillor Maria Haynes said along with reducing injuries to road users, improving the safety of roads could lead to cost savings for the community, such as costs of car repairs, damaged property and infrastructure repairs, insurance, emergency services and towing vehicles.