Move to cut speeds on busier roads

The City of Wanneroo will seek to reduce the speed on Pipidinny Road from 110km/h to 80km/h.
The City of Wanneroo will seek to reduce the speed on Pipidinny Road from 110km/h to 80km/h.

At the May 28 meeting, elected members unanimously supported a motion asking administration to formally request Main Roads WA review speed limits on some roads.

The report said Pipidinny Road in Eglinton had a default speed limit of 110km/h, but this was no longer appropriate and recommended 80km/h instead.

‘Traffic volumes on Pipidinny Road have risen from 122 vehicles a day prior to the Marmion Avenue extension to 928 vehicles a day, ‘ it said.

‘The five-year crash data between 2008 and 2012 for Pipidinny Road recorded four casualty crashes and four property damage only crashes.

‘Administration considers that the state default speed limit of 110km/h is now inappropriate considering its change in function, increase in vehicle crashes and traffic volumes.’

In the same report, council administration recommended the default 110km/h speeds drop to 60km/h for Oregano Drive, Cinnamon Meander and Caraway Loop in Breakwater Estate, Two Rocks, prompted by complaints from residents.

In Carabooda, the council will seek a similar change for Bailey Road and Safari Place due to the number of staff and customers travelling to Benara Nurseries, and for Emerald Drive and Jade Loop, which access a special rural subdivision.

It also said limits should change to 70km/h on Carabooda Road, Nowergup Road and Gibbs Road in Nowergup, and to 90km/h on Wesco Road between Gibbs and Hopkins roads.

The city will ask Main Roads to support posted speed limits in the Carabooda and Two Rocks areas.