Black spot upgrade for Stirling

Damir Vagaja and Paul Giamov from the City of Stirling at the improved intersection at |Harborne Street and Parkland Road. Picture: Andrew Ritchie          www.communitypix.com.au   d442504
Damir Vagaja and Paul Giamov from the City of Stirling at the improved intersection at |Harborne Street and Parkland Road. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d442504

THE City of Stirling is upgrading two dangerous traffic spots after receiving funding from the State Government as part of its WA Black Spot program.

Stirling engineering design manager Paul Giamov said the Harborne Street and Parkland Road intersection was a problem area with 37 reported crashes in a five-year period, four involving hospitalisation or medical treatment.

“Traffic signals at Harborne and Parkland will assist in reducing the high number of right angle crashes at this intersection, particularly the major crash type involving turning right from Parkland Road into Harborne Street,” Mr Giamov said.

He said the intersection was used by about 25,000 vehicles a day and traffic generated by the Herdsman business precinct would result in a further traffic increase.

A mini-roundabout at the O’Malley and Guthrie Street intersection, to be installed later this year, is expected to reduce the speed of vehicles.

“This will reduce the frequency and severity of right angle crashes at this location,” Mr Giamov said.

He added the City would continue to monitor traffic and road safety conditions at the locations following completion of the works to ensure the proposed treatments had the desired results.

The two projects are two-thirds funded by the State Government, with the remainder from the City.