Hocking: No plans to upgrade Elliot Road and Wanneroo Road intersection despite social media pleas


The crash last month at the corner of Elliot Road and Wanneroo Road.
The crash last month at the corner of Elliot Road and Wanneroo Road.

THERE are no plans to improve the Hocking intersection of Elliot Road and Wanneroo Road – despite pleas from the public via social media.

In the five years to December 2017, there were 22 reported crashes at the busy T-junction, with two requiring people to be hospitalised.

A Main Roads WA spokeswoman said most of those accidents resulted in minor damage only.

She said the intersection had a low crash ranking of 966 and that no safety investigations had been undertaken.

Another accident last month left one car on its side in the middle of the busy T-junction and led to local residents calling for improvements on social media.

“Oh dear. When will they make it safer? It’s horrible to cross and (I’ve) seen so many accidents,” Katrina Murphy wrote in response to a picture of the crash being shared on the Hocking and Surrounds Facebook page.

Peter Kapitola said: “Traffic lights would help a lot there, plus give some breaks in traffic for all the roads to the south. Right now traffic spreads out and has few gaps.”

Gwen Ellis described the crash as “the inevitable… need traffic lights here” and Tracey Purvis said the intersection “catches a lot of people.”

Real estate agent Samuel Hedges pleaded, “Do we have to wait for a fatality before they improve the intersections?”

Other residents were opposed to traffic lights and called simply for drivers to be more aware, exercise patience and not take silly risks.

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