Erindale Rd to get dual lane roundabout at junction of Boya Way

Premier Mark McGowan at the announcement this morning.
Premier Mark McGowan at the announcement this morning.

ROAD users travelling along Erindale Road will benefit from a dual lane roundabout to be installed at the junction of Boya Way.

Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti visited the troubling junction this morning as part of the State Government’s Community Cabinet events in the Balcatta and Kingsley areas.

The Balcatta junction provides direct access to and from Mitchell Freeway and has been assessed by an independent auditor as part of a road safety audit to progress the roundabout design.

The State Government has contributed $750,000 to fund the upgrades, which will be delivered by City of Stirling, with Main Roads WA expected to provide final approval to the design.

“Seeing firsthand how difficult the T-junction at Erindale Road is reaffirms how necessary it is to improve this intersection to enable residents and road users turning onto the road from Boya Way to do so more safely and with more ease,” Mr McGowan said.

“As a heavy road user myself, I know how frustrating troubling roads can be for people and with many road improvements being underway or due to be undertaken, I would urge people to be patient, adhere to road rules and drive safely.”

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Balcatta MLA David Michael, Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti look at plans for the upgrade of the Erindale Road/Boya Way junction.

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said residents in Balcatta and Stirling had concerns for road safety at this junction “for a number of years”.

“More than 35,000 vehicles per day travel through the intersection on an average weekday and statistics indicate there have been 21 reported crashes at this location in a five-year period between 2013 and 2017,” he said.

“This upgrade will not only improve safety for all motorists using the intersection but will reduce the sometimes lengthy delay for vehicles exiting Boya Way onto Erindale Road.”

Ms Saffioti said the upgrade was a “cost-effective solution to improve safety and traffic flow at an increasingly busy junction”.

She said she was “very confident” local residents would start “seeing a difference in traffic and safety in coming years” as projects like this, the widening of Mitchell Freeway northbound between Hutton and Cedric streets and new principal shard paths are completed.

As part of the Community Cabinet meeting, there was also a town hall event at the City of Stirling Reception Hall yesterday.

More than 200 people attended to discuss local issues and ask questions of Mr McGowan and the cabinet ministers.

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