Nedlands gets $461,000 in blackspot funding

The City of Nedlands has received more than $460,000 in Federal Blackspot funding
The City of Nedlands has received more than $460,000 in Federal Blackspot funding

THE City of Nedlands has received $461,000 in Federal Blackspot funding to upgrade of the intersection of Railway Road and Gugeri Street with Loch Street.

Nedlands, the Town of Claremont, businesses and stakeholders in the area have been working together to ensure the design meets the needs of increasing road and pedestrian safety at the intersection and in the area.

The improvements will include median island widening, lane realignments, installation of pedestrian traffic lights, lighting, kerbs and drainage, and upgrades to the footpath.

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said the City would now be able to progress with this important local infrastructure project.

“Both the City of Nedlands and the Town of Claremont are pleased that the safety issues at the intersection have been recognised by the Australian Government’s Blackspot Program,” Mr Hipkins said.

“The City of Nedlands has been continuing to work towards installing a safer pedestrian crossing at Loch Street and the funding for the upgrade to the intersection goes a long way to help enhance and improve road safety within the City.”