Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Roundabout planned for busy North West Coastal Highway junction

    25/10/2017 9:00 AM
     
    • ​Safety, efficiency and connectivity to be boosted with new four-leg roundabout
    • Shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists to be included
    • Another road project for the Mid-West following a $13.5 million Regional Road Safety package allocation

    The McGowan Government will upgrade the busy intersection of North West Coastal Highway and Hosken Street in wider Geraldton into a new four-leg roundabout.

     

    Taking community feedback into account, Main Roads Western Australia has finalised designs for a roundabout to replace the existing T-junction at Hosken Street and provide a new connection to Spalding via Horan Street.

     

    The roundabout will include separate left-turn lanes on Horan Street, Hosken Street and North West Coastal Highway northbound and an upgraded shared path network for pedestrians and cyclists, in line with community feedback.

     

    It will be designed to accommodate a future dual carriageway on North West Coastal Highway in this location to provide for heavy and oversized vehicles.

     

    For more information on the proposed roundabout, visit http://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or attend Main Roads' community information session at Spalding Park Tennis Club on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 6pm.

     

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "I recently visited this intersection and I am confident the upgrade will significantly improve safety and efficiency at the current T-junction.

     

    "Adding in the fourth leg to Horan Street will also help facilitate an urban renewal program in Spalding, planned by the Department of Communities."

     

    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Darren West:

     

    "I am pleased that safety issues at the Hosken Street intersection will now be addressed by the McGowan Government.

     

    "Concerns about the safety of this dangerous intersection was first raised with me in December 2014 after a child had been hit in the face by a rear vision mirror while crossing the road.

     

    "Since then, I have continued to advocate for an upgrade in the Parliament but this project was not deemed important by the Barnett Liberal National Government.

     

    "I thank the Minister and the staff at Main Roads for supporting our community by improving safety for local and other road users."

     

    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham:

     

    "This upgrade is very much welcomed and needed, increasing road safety for road users and pedestrians.

     

    "Construction will begin in early 2018 and the new roundabout should be completed by mid-year.

     

    "This follows the announcement of upgrades to Brand Highway, Great Northern Highway and Indian Ocean Drive worth $13.5 million as part of the Regional Road Safety package."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500