Urgent action on traffic safety problems in Mandurah

David Templeman and Shane Jones at the intersection.
David Templeman and Shane Jones at the intersection.

MANDURAH MLA David Templeman and East Ward councillor Shane Jones have joined forces to get action on traffic safety problems at the intersection of Pinjarra Road/Coolibah Drive/Dower Street.

Mr Templeman said the problem had been in the too-hard basket for too long.

“Main Roads keeps referring me to the City of Mandurah for action but the City of Mandurah and ultimately Mandurah ratepayers should not be shouldered with the cost, given Pinjarra Road must be seen as a road that should be funded by the State,’’ he said.

Main Roads said the whole intersection needed to be redesigned and modified to ensure there were right hand turning lanes and green arrow signals added to make turning right safer.

Cr Jones said he wanted the State Government to acknowledge its responsibility in providing the funding.

“We want to make the intersection safer and ensure traffic flow is more efficient,’’ he said.

“We have the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre now open so more people will be driving and walking/cycling through this intersection.’’

Mr Templeman plans to raise the issue in Parliament with the ministers for Planning and Transport.

According to Main Roads, the intersection roads are under the care and control of the City of Mandurah, which is responsible for arranging and funding any improvements.