Green light for plan

Alfred Cove MLA and Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the funding was part of a wider traffic management plan designed to improve traffic flow around Perth and provide a safe and efficient integrated transport system.

�We want to not only modify and enhance our roads and intersections for greater efficiency but also utilise our existing infrastructure in a smarter way to deliver immediate benefits at key hotspots,� he said.

The plan will include modifications and upgrades to major intersections around Perth and will also see traffic signal innovation along parts of Canning Highway.

Mr Nalder said, rather than sitting at red light arrows when there was little or no traffic, traffic lights would be changed to avoid this with a trial due to start at 10 intersections along Canning Highway between Henley Street and Stock Road from 9pm to 6am.

�Right turn filtering is just one example of how we are trying to utilise our existing infrastructure in a smarter way and ultimately deliver a more efficient transport solution to road users,� Mr Nalder said.

He said a trial last year affecting Canning Highway traffic signal co-ordination, from Riseley Street to the Kwinana Freeway, reduced travel time by an average of six minutes. This program is now being extended from North Lake Road to the Causeway and will be rolled out in other metropolitan areas.

�The traffic flows along Canning Highway are a challenge for a lot of motorists particularly people living in my electorate here in Alfred Cove,� Mr Nalder said.

�I am looking forward to seeing the results of the red light filtering trial and further implementing signal optimisation in this area.

�These initiatives will provide a better transport experience.�