New traffic signals at Leach Highway, Norma Road to improve safety

New traffic lights at the intersection of Leach Highway and Norma Road are operational. Picture: Bryce Luff.
New traffic lights at the intersection of Leach Highway and Norma Road are operational. Picture: Bryce Luff.

NEW traffic lights at the intersection of Leach Highway and Norma Road are now operational.

The signals were switched on 3am, Monday.

Under the changes, a controlled right-turn for westbound motorists entering Norma Road was constructed as part of a project funded through the State Government’s Black Spot program.

Main Roads said the aim was to reduce right-angle crashes, reduce queuing and allow pedestrians to cross Leach Highway safely under signal control.

Completion was anticipated for May but with Western Power able to provide power to the signals earlier than anticipated, that was pushed forward.

A Main Roads spokeswoman said the agency was now reviewing traffic signals at neighbouring intersections including North Lake Road, Winthrop Drive and Riseley Street to “minimise journey time impacts” on Leach Highway at the new lights.

“As with all newly commissioned traffic signals, the intersection of Leach and Norma Road will be duly monitored to ensure that it is performing as intended,” she said.

She said Western Power was undertaking street lighting upgrade works, which should be finished mid-May.

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