Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Yellow box junctions to keep our traffic flowing

    8/02/2016 10:00 AM
     
    • Yellow box junctions trialled at four busy Perth intersections
    • Trial aims to remind motorists to avoid stopping within intersections  

    The State Government has revealed a concept new to Perth to deter motorists from stopping within intersections and blocking other vehicle movements.

     

    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said yellow box junctions were used successfully around the world to show the extent of an intersection and indicate the area where drivers should not stop.

     

    "Quite simply, a yellow box is painted on the road and motorists should not enter the marked area unless their exit from the intersection is clear," Mr Nalder said.

     

    The yellow box junction trials are one of the many new initiatives of the Main Roads' Traffic Congestion Management Program, which looks at getting the most out of our current infrastructure to keep traffic moving.

     

    "We will be trialling two types of yellow box junctions to determine which line markings are most effective in reminding drivers of the road rules," the Minister said.

     

    "I get feedback from motorists about them being frustrated when they are at a green light, but cannot move because a motorist has entered an intersection, without being able to exit, and is blocking their progress.

     

    "This trial will be important to reinforce the message not to enter an intersection unless they can exit it."

     

    Fact File

    • The following four locations have been installed with yellow box junctions:
      • Canning Highway and Kintail Road, Applecross
      • Queen Victoria Street and Tydeman Road, North Fremantle
      • Jon Sanders Drive and Herdsman Parade, Glendalough
      • Mitchell Freeway southbound off-ramp/Vincent Street/Leederville Parade, Leederville
    • For more information, visit https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/tcmp   
    • Diagrams underneath 

    Minister's office - 6552 6400

     

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