Improvements at Roe Hwy black spot

View from the sky: Work on the Berkshire Road/Roe Highway intersection is progressing well. Picture: Gateway WA
View from the sky: Work on the Berkshire Road/Roe Highway intersection is progressing well. Picture: Gateway WA

UPGRADES to one of the worst black spots in the State are on schedule for completion early next year.

Road users are already benefiting from the modified layout of the new Berkshire Road/Roe Highway intersection.

Forrestfield MLA Nathan Morton said the temporary alignment was an improvement on the previous road layout.

“Although this is a temporary arrangement to allow the interchange bridge construction to get underway, it is a huge step forward in the improvement of safety at the intersection from the former dog-leg configuration,” Mr Morton said.

“When finished, the upgrade of the Roe Highway/Berkshire Road intersection to a grade-separated interchange will see Roe Highway traffic travelling over the top of Berkshire Road, enabling a free-flow movement and tackling congestion that road users have experienced at this location in the past.”

The upgrade includes a shared pedestrian and cycle path and noise walls to reduce traffic noise and provide privacy screening.