Black spot to get $186k makeover

Work will start on the Berrigan Drive intersection in an attempt to make it safer.
Work will start on the Berrigan Drive intersection in an attempt to make it safer.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said $186,000 would be put towards upgrading the North Lake Road and Berrigan Drive junction.

As part of the work, the left turning pockets on the west approach on North Lake Road and the northern approach on Berrigan Drive will be extended. Street lighting will also be improved.

The left turn lane on North Lake Road will be extended by 100m and the Berrigan Drive left turn lane by 60m.

The city�s engineering and works director Charles Sullivan said lighting at the intersection would be brought up to current Australian standards.

�The need for the improvements was identified as part of the ongoing monitoring of crashes and traffic on the city�s road network,� he said.

�The improvements should help to reduce the number and severity of crashes at the intersection and provide some reduced delays for motorists turning left.�