Town of Cambridge wants $32,000 to build speed hump at Wembley intersection

The Town of Cambridge wants $32,000 to make this intersection in Wembley safer
The Town of Cambridge wants $32,000 to make this intersection in Wembley safer

THE Town of Cambridge will look to secure $32,000 to help it reduce crashes at a Wembley intersection.

The council wants to construct a raised intersection where Ruislip Street meets Holland Street and will submit an application calling for Main Roads to consider the money in its 2018-19 Black Spot program.

A raised intersection is essentially a speed hump or table that covers a whole intersection.

The project was put up for consideration after eight crashes were recorded at the intersection in the past five years.

A report to councillors said the raised intersection should address in-attention along Holland Street and reduce speed along Ruislip Street.

“This counter-measure should reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes in the future,” the report read.

If the application is successful, the council will consider pouring in $16,000 to ensure the $48,000 project progresses.

If the black spot application is unsuccessful, the Town will consider covering the total cost itself.

An announcement from Main Roads is likely in May.