Planning and Infrastructure minister Alannah MacTiernan announced today seven new signs directing traffic to the hills suburb of Roleystone from the new extension of Tonkin Highway will be installed by late February, 2006.
“Main Roads’ monitoring of the recently opened extension of Tonkin Highway has indicated that a significant volume of traffic is now using Mills Road East as an alternative access to Hills suburbs like Roleystone,” Ms MacTiernan said.
“This change in traffic pattern means that new signs are required to assist motorists.
“Main Roads had initially expressed its concern that too many directional signs were causing confusion and creating a road safety issue. However, I have asked them to review this once the Tonkin Highway extension to Thomas Road was complete.”
The new signs to Roleystone would be installed at the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Mills Road, with follow-up direction signs at the Mills Road East/Cockram Road roundabout, and at the intersections of Mills Road East and Chevin Road with Canning Mills Road.
Main Roads would also modify existing directional signage at the intersection of Albany Highway and Brookton Highway by adding the word ‘Roleystone’.
“I am aware also that the issue has been the subject of discussion within the Armadale City Council, which is concerned that visitors to the district may be confused because of a lack of signage to Roleystone,” the Minister said.
“This decision should allay council and community concerns in this regard.”
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