Blackspot danger remains: Port Kennedy

DESPITE recent upgrades, the intersection at Port Kennedy Drive and Ennis Avenue remains the third most dangerous in the metropolitan area, according to a RAC poll of WA drivers.

The RAC recently released its annual Risky Roads campaign scorecard, with the Port Kennedy intersection ranked third and the intersection of Mandurah Road and Surf Drive, Secret Harbour, in fourth again.

The Port Kennedy Drive and Ennis Avenue intersection recently underwent extensive works, including the installation of traffic lights, however they failed to improve its safet and it was named as among the worst intersections in the Perth metropolitan region in 2014.

“We acknowledge and welcome the construction underway on some of the roads identified, but we’re extremely concerned that work on the rest has not commenced,” RAC corporate affairs general manager Will Golsby said.

“These results highlight the urgent need for the State Government to deliver more funding, but the current State Budget only confirms a reduction in spending.”

Among drivers’ main concerns at the Port Kennedy intersection were inadequate crossing or turning opportunities, a confusing intersection layout and the speed at which vehicles approached the intersection.

The same factors were noted for the Mandurah Road and Surf Drive intersection.

Thomas Road in Casuarina was nominated the eighth worst metropolitan road in the survey because of traffic speeds and a lack of cycling infrastructure.