City sheds light on intersection

Main Roads will conduct an investigation into the safety of a local intersection. Picture: file photo
Main Roads will conduct an investigation into the safety of a local intersection. Picture: file photo

Kerry Hughes owns a unit 100m from the intersection, and said minor accidents occurred regularly and a car had once gone through his property’s fence.

He called for a camera to monitor the number of crashes that occur and sought a review of the traffic signal cycles on Abernethy Road which he believed were too long for off-peak traffic.

In the Southern Gazette last week, Main Roads revealed 46 crashes had been recorded in the five-year period to December 2013.

Belmont chief executive Stuart Cole said Main Roads WA had stated it would conduct an investigation into the recent crash to determine if the road environment was a contributing factor.

‘The city, along with police, will also be involved in this investigation,’ Mr Cole said.

‘The intersection will be analysed by a traffic consultancy engaged by the city during 2014/2015 to identify any possible improvements to either the road layout or signal phasing.

‘Traffic light cycles are determined by Main Roads WA for network efficiency and suggestions regarding signal phasing can only be addressed by Main Roads WA.

‘The placement of traffic light cameras is determined by police.’