Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Road safety program continues to shine a light on WA black spots

    22/09/2020 7:00 AM
     
    • Almost $27 million allocated through Black Spot Program to upgrade some of WA's worst roads
    • 92 locations across the State to receive upgrades and treatments, supporting local jobs
    • McGowan Government allocated more than $4 billion to upgrade regional roads
    • Since 2000 the Black Spot Program has delivered almost half a billion dollars in safety initiatives

    The McGowan Government has allocated almost $27 million through the 2020-21 Black Spot Program to upgrade some of Western Australia's worst roads.

     

    Safety upgrades and improvements will be carried out at 92 locations with 44 in the Perth metropolitan area and 48 in regional WA.

     

    Works will improve safety, help reduce congestion and improve efficiency whilst also supporting local jobs.

     

    More than $21 million has been allocated by the State Government, with an additional $5 million to be provided by local governments.

     

    Upgrades in the metropolitan area include:

    • $200,000 for the installation of the first ever Western Australian signalised safety platform at the intersection of Mill Point Road and Mends Street in South Perth;
    • $200,000 to upgrade the corner of Ocean Reef Road and Eddystone Avenue in Heathridge/Beldon;
    • $800,000 to undertake safety improvements at the intersection of Thomas Road and Kargotich Road in Oakford; and
    • $2,100,000 to upgrade pedestrian facilities and intersection lighting, and modify right hand turn lane into Albany Highway from Welshpool Road in St James.

    In regional WA, projects include:

    • $1.9 million for Stage 1 to upgrade the intersection of Derby Highway and Waycott Street in Derby;
    • $2 million to widen Ackland Drive and construct a left hand turn from Brand Highway into Barrett Drive in Wandina;
    • $355,700 to complete realignment of Wandering-Narrogin Road/Springhill Road and Nebrikinning Road in Cuballing;
    • $252,000 towards making Port Drive safer at St Mary's College in Broome; and
    • $278,000 towards correcting superelevation and widen shoulders on Pump Hill Road in the Shire of Manjimup.

    Nominations for the 2021-22 State Black Spot Program for both metropolitan and regional roads are currently being assessed. For more information, visit http://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "We've worked with local government to deliver more than $26 million for this year's Black Spot Program.

     

    "This funding will upgrade 92 locations across the State, helping to make our roads safer and more efficient while also supporting local jobs.

     

    "The Black Spot Program is an important part of our program of works, ensuring the most hazardous roads are targeted for improvement each year.

     

    "Since the program's inception in 2000 almost half a billion dollars has been allocated to upgrade and improve safety on our roads.

     

    "The McGowan Government has also successfully negotiated a $100 million Regional Road Safety Program to help upgrade some of our most dangerous regional roads."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500

     

    State Black Spot Program  - Regional Local Roads (State contributions only) 
    Great Southern RegionFunding allocated 
    Mount Shadforth Road/Sunrise Road (Shire of Denmark)
    Realign Sunrise Road and reinforce priority at T-intersection, install signs and delineation.
    $39,333
    Wingebellup Road/Kojonup Frankland Road (Shire of Cranbrook)
    Widen intersection, install signs and delineation.
    $81,333
    Wingebellup Road/Frankland Rocky Gully Road (Shire of Cranbrook)
    Widen intersection, relocate drain and footpath, install signs and delineation.
    $41,333
    Crellin Street SLK 0.00 - 0.18 (Shire of Denmark)
    Seal 180 metres of road to a new entry/exit point to primary school. Improve sight lines and signs.
    $48,000
    Withers Road/McKenzie Road (Shire of Katanning)
    Reconstruct intersection to 90 degrees T junction. Seal McKenzie Road (West) approach, improve sight lines, clear vegetation, install signs and delineation.
    $42,000
    Flat Rocks Road SLK 18.30 - 18.90 (Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup)
    Widen and seal curve on Flat Rocks Road approach to intersection with Greenhills South Road, upgrade drainage, install signs and delineation.
    $81,113
    Tie Line Road SLK 2.30 - 2.80 (Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup)
    Widen and seal curve on Tie Line Road approach to intersection with Moulyerup Road, upgrade drainage, install signs and delineation.
    $72,467
    Katanning-Nyabing Road/Coyrecup North Road (Shire of Katanning)
    Reconstruct intersection to 80 degrees T junction. Lower crest on Coyrecup North Road approach, improve sight lines, clear vegetation, install signs and delineation.
    $50,000
    Tie Line Road SLK 0.00 - 0.50 (Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup)
    Widen and seal curve on Tie Line Road approach to intersection with Norrish Road, upgrade drainage, install signs and delineation.
    $61,600
    South West Region 
    Nanga Brook Road SLK 15.15 - 19.35 (Shire of Waroona)
    Remove roadside hazards, reshape batters, install signs and delineation.
    $133,900
    Nanga Road SLK 0.33 - 2.00 (Shire of Murray)
    Remove roadside hazards.
    $77,333
    Casuarina Drive/Wollaston Street/Bonnefoi Boulevard (City of Bunbury)
    Install median islands on Wollaston Street and Bonnefoi Boulevard approaches to ban right turn movements.
    $28,667
    Sandhills Road SLK 3.00 - 6.00 (Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup)
    Widen and seal shoulders, remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and delineation.
    $146,667
    Jayes Road SLK 1.50 - 4.50 (Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup)
    Widen and seal shoulders, remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and delineation.
    $306,667
    Harvey-Quindanning Road SLK 5.00 - 8.00 (Shire of Harvey)
    Reinstate shoulders, remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and delineation.
    $140,000
    Carrabungup Road SLK 0.00 - 1.75 (Shire of Murray)
    Seal road to 5.5 metres and construct gravel shoulders.
    $276,667
    Pump Hill Road SLK 0.90 - 2.34 (Shire of Manjimup)
    Correct superelevation, widen shoulders to 1 metre, remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and delineation.
    $278,715
    Johnston Road SLK 3.19 - 6.19 (Shire of Harvey)
    Seal shoulders, remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and delineation
    $333,000
    Balingup-Nannup Road SLK 13.87 - 16.60 (Shire of Nannup)
    Remove roadside hazards from clear zone.
    ​$119,714
    Paterson Road SLK 7.56 - 9.06 (Shire of Murray)
    Widen and seal to 9 metres with 1.5 metre gravel shoulders, install animal warning signs, delineation and pavement markings.
    $240,000
    Gascoyne Region 
    Yardie Creek Road SLK 7.00 - 11.00 (Shire of Exmouth)
    Reconstruct and widen to 7.2 metres with 1.5 metre shoulders, install signs and pavement markings.
    $142,667
    Landor Mt Augustus Road SLK 55.10 - 55.30 (Shire of Upper Gascoyne)
    Lower crest on south approach to curve.
    $177,157
    Mid West Region 
    Mingenew Morawa Road/Yandanooka North East Road (Shire of Mingenew)
    Improve site distance at intersection, realign approach, widen and construct intersection.
    $200,000
    Goldfields - Esperance Region 
    Bourke Street/Peers Street (City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder)
    Improve intersection delineation, close off Bourke Street approach to intersection.
    $39,700
    Norseman Road/The Esplanade/Dempster Street (Shire of Esperance)
    Construct roundabout.
    $171,725
    Bandya Road SLK 32.20 - 32.40 (Shire of Laverton)
    Modify road geometry, install culverts and upgrade signs.
    $193,333
    Kimberley Region 
    Kabbarli Street/St Peters Way (Shire of Wyndham/East Kimberley)
    Widen Kabbarli Street at intersection, reinforce priority, improve visibility and install signs and pavement markings.
    $113,039
    Port Drive SLK 0.26 - 0.57 (Shire of Broome)
    Modify Port Drive at St Mary's College, install children crossing in safe distance from Dakas Street intersection, construct car park and tuning pockets, relocate and upgrade street lights and school signs.
    $251,961
    Wheatbelt South Region 
    Wandering-Narrogin Road/Springhill Road and Nebrikinning Road (Shire of Cuballing)
    Realign curved section of Wandering-Narrogin Road to improve road geometry, realign intersection with Springhill Road and Nebrikinning Road, install signs and line marking.
    $355,781
    Bruce Rock-Narembeen Road/Cumminin Road (Shire of Bruce Rock)
    Reconstruct Y-intersection to a T-intersection, reduce vegetation, install signs and delineation.
    $78,378
    Wogarl West Road/Totadgin Road (Shire of Bruce Rock)
    Reconstruct Y-intersection to a T-intersection, remove tree in Y-intersection, install signs and delineation.
    $13,500
    Rabbit Proof Fence Road/Muller Road (Shire of Kulin)
    Reconstruct and widen T-intersection, cut down hill on Muller Road approach to improve sight distance, build up embankment on Rabbit Proof Fence Road, install signs and delineation.
    $195,333
    Wheatbelt North Region 
    Kununoppin-Mukinbudin Road SLK 3.80 - 4.70 (Shire of Mukinbudin)
    Widen curve to 8 metres sealed with 1 metre gravel shoulders, install signs, delineation and pavement markings. Reconstruct Jones Road T-intersection  within the curve.
    $115,300
    Northam-Pithara Road/Konnongorring West Road (Shire of Goomalling)
    Realign and widen T-intersection to 90 degrees, improve sight distance and clear zone, install signs, delineation and pavement markings.
    $123,200
    Wongan Hills-Calingiri Road/Carani East Road (Shire of Victoria Plains)
    Relocate Carani East Road T-intersection to 35 metres south to improve sight distance, seal 130 metres of realigned road, install signs, delineation and pavement markings.
    $203,800
    Pilbara Region 
    Forrest Circle/Rason Link (Town of Port Hedland)
    Install formalised pedestrian crossing point (flat top plateau) on Forrest Circle at Rason Link.
    $107,333
    Forrest Circle/Cottier Drive (Town of Port Hedland)
    Redesign intersection to standard T intersection, remove left turn out of Cottier Drive.
    $92,000
    Hamilton Road/Hedditch Street (Town of Port Hedland)
    Install median to ban right turn movements in and out of Hedditch Street, install pedestrian ramps, refuge islands, install signs and pavement markings.
    $125,333
    Pinga Street/Moorambine Street (Town of Port Hedland)
    Improve identification of intersection, apply plastic line marking to suit heavy vehicle traffic.
    $18,667

     

    State Black Spot Program  -  Regional State Roads  
    South West Region 
    Brockman Highway SLK 57.80 - 60.30 (Shire of Augusta Margaret River)
    Widen and seal shoulders.
    $450,000
    Mid West - Gascoyne Region 
    Carnarvon Road/Cornish Street and Angelo Street (Shire of Carnarvon)
    Install roundabout.
    $50,000
    Brand Highway/Barrett Drive
    Widen between Ackland Road to south of Barrett Drive, construct left turn into Barrett Drive.
    $2,000,000
    Goldfields - Esperance Region 
    South Coast Highway (SLK 468.85 - 469.51) (Shire of Esperance)
    Widen and seal shoulders, seal approaches to Bukenerup Road and Collier Road intersections, install channelised median islands on South Coast Highway at both intersections.
    $275,000
    Kimberley Region 
    Derby Highway (SLK 40.18 - 40.42) (Shire of Derby-West Kimberley)
    Widen and seal to 2 metres, modify intersection with Waycott Street, construct turning lanes, median islands and pedestrian refuge points, upgrade existing footpath and street lighting, install signs and pavement markings.
    $1,925,000
    Wheatbelt Region 
    Collie Lake King Road/Rajander Road (Shire of West Arthur)
    Widen intersection and all approaches.
    $50,000
    Collie Lake King Road/Farrell Road (Shire of West Arthur)
    Widen intersection and all approaches.
    $50,000
    Budget and Program Management 
    Various
    Post fatal crash treatments.
    $200,000
    State Black Spot Program  -  Metropolitan Local Roads (State contribution only) 
    Metropolitan Region 
    Tennant Street/Norman Street (City of Canning)
    Install traffic islands on all approaches, reinforce priority on Norman Street.
    $40,000
    Hamilton Street/Centre Street (City of Canning)
    Install pre-deflection on Centre Street approaches to roundabout, upgrade street lighting.
    $44,000
    Ocean Reef Road/Eddystone Avenue (City of Joondalup)
    Extend right turn pocket on Eddystone Avenue, reduce radius of left turn pockets and install skid resistance on north and south legs, upgrade street lighting.
    $200,000
    Hepburn Avenue/Mitchell Freeway South on-ramp (City of Joondalup)
    Extend left turn lane on Hepburn Avenue for the southbound Mitchell Freeway on-ramp by 120 metres and install skid resistance treatment on left turn and through approaches on Hepburn Avenue to prevent rear end crashes.
    $124,334
    Hordern Street/McMillan Street (Town of Victoria Park)
    Install roundabout.
    $122,588
    Hordern Street/Geddes Street (Town of Victoria Park)
    Install roundabout.
    $107,387
    Royal Palm Drive/Coronata Drive to Ennis Avenue (City of Rockingham)
    Upgrade street lighting.
    $90,000
    Gilmore Avenue SLK 1.78 - 2.02 (City of Kwinana)
    Install signalised pedestrian crossing, connect to existing path, install kerbing, fencing and upgrade pedestrian facilities.
    $41,333
    Barker Road SLK 0.07 - 1.58 (City of Subiaco)
    Upgrade street lighting.
    $108,000
    Subiaco Road/Hamilton Street (City of Subiaco)
    Install roundabout, modify parking, improve pedestrian facilities and upgrade street lighting.
    $110,000
    Burrendah Boulevard SLK 1.00 - 1.62 (City of Canning)
    Improve sight distance, increase merge length to single lane, rationalise entries to shopping centre and sporting facilities, install two roundabouts, upgrade pedestrian facilities, install dedicated pedestrian crossings, install shared path, remove hazards and upgrade street lighting.
    $300,000
    Archer Street SLK 0.00 - 0.09 (Town of Victoria Park)
    Install left turn lane on Archer Street.
    $130,528
    Bulwer Street/Stirling Street (City of Vincent)
    Install seagull island on Stirling Street southern approach to ban right turn movement from Stirling Street south and Bulwer Street west.
    $66,667
    Mundijong Road SLK 0.05 - 1.55 (City of Rockingham)
    Realign curve, install barriers at selected locations, install street lighting.
    $664,667
    Corfield Street/Warton Road/Spencer Road/Burslem Drive (City of Gosnells)
    Extend existing right turn pocket on Corfield Street.
    $46,667
    Nicholson Road SLK 2.77 - 4.87 (Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale)
    Seal to 7 metres and install intersection with Abernethy Road, install signs, delineation and pavement markings.
    $404,667
    Manning Road/Dumond Street/Ellis Street (City of Canning)
    Stagger intersection, relocate Dumond Street approach to the east. Construct left slip lane on Manning Road to Dumond Street.
    $64,000
    Coode Street/Sixth Avenue (City of Bayswater)
    Install splitter islands on both approaches on Sixth Avenue and speed cushions on both approaches on Coode Street, install signs and pavement markings.
    $35,333
    Amherst Road SLK 0.17 - 0.79 (City of Gosnells)
    Upgrade street lighting.
    $59,000
    Eric Street/Broome Street (Town of Cottesloe)
    Install pre-deflection on Broome Street approaches to roundabout, install signs on all approaches.
    $66,333
    Star Street/Briggs Street (Town of Victoria Park)
    Modify roundabout to accommodate heavy vehicle movements.
    $148,334
    Parkin Street/Bay View Street (City of Rockingham)
    Install roundabout.
    $163,333
    McDowell Street/Welshpool Road (City of Canning)
    Upgrade street lighting.
    $36,000
    Birdwood Parade/Bruce Street/The Avenue/Gallop Road (City of Nedlands)
    Install roundabout, upgrade street lighting at intersection.
    ​$89,099
    Centenary Avenue SLK 0.37 - 1.05 (City of Canning)
    Dual northbound lanes from Leach Highway off ramp to south of Egretta Drive. Install right turn into scout and TS Canning facility. Lengthen southbound bus lane.
    $1,368,000
    Kingsbridge Boulevard/Camborne Parkway and Shelford Boulevard (City of Wanneroo)
    Install pre-deflection on both approaches to roundabout on Kingsbridge Boulevard.
    $133,333
    Mandurah Road SLK 5.81 - 7.36 (City of Rockingham)
    Install 1.5 metre sealed shoulders.
    $300,980

     

    State Black Spot Program  -  Metropolitan State Roads 
    Metropolitan Region 
    Albany Highway/Welshpool Road (Town of Victoria Park)
    Install mast arms, upgrade pedestrian facilities, modify right turn lane on Albany Highway and upgrade intersection lighting.
    $2,100,000
    Mill Point Road/Mends Street
    Intersection safety improvements, installation of safety platform.
    $200,000
    Cedric Street/Cedric Street on-ramp/Karrinyup Road (City of Stirling)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $500,000
    Thomas Road/Kargotich Road (Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $800,000
    Albany Highway/Nicholson Road (City of Canning)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $100,000
    Albany Highway/Wharf Street (City of Canning)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $100,000
    Ennis Avenue/Dixon Road (City of Rockingham)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    ​$75,000
    Great Eastern Highway/Scott Street (Shire of Mundaring)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $75,000
    Albany Highway (Shepparton Road)/Mint Street (Town of Victoria Park)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $200,000
    Albany Highway between Dorothy Street and Fremantle Road (City of Gosnells)
    Installation of safety cushions.
    $150,000
    Guildford Road/7th Avenue and 8th Avenue (City of Bayswater)
    Intersection safety improvements, installation of safety platform.
    $150,000
    Canning Highway/Murray Road (City of Melville)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    ​$50,000
    Leach Highway/Braibrise Road (City of Canning)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    ​$50,000
    Stock Road/Counsel Road (City of Cockburn)
    Intersection safety improvements.
    $50,000
    Tonkin Highway/Forrest Road (City of Armadale)
    Intersection modifications.
    $100,000
    Roe Highway/Kenwick Link (City of Gosnells)
    Signal modifications.
    $100,000
    Various                                                                                                           
    Post fatal crash safety treatments.
    $200,000