'Flattening the Curves' in Toodyay and Chittering
Posted on: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 12:00:00 AM
The Wheatbelt Shires of Toodyay and Chittering were recently awarded Federal Black Spot funding for projects in their respective Shires.
In Toodyay, a bend on Julimar Road in West Toodyay with significant crash history is to be re-aligned and the seal widened, with raised pavement markers and delineation. The Shire of Toodyay has systematically widened and improved Julimar Road with Black Spot funding over several years.
In Bindoon (Shire of Chittering) on Tea Tree Road, tight curves and an 's' bend will be re-aligned. The intersection with Cockatoo Drive will also be re-aligned, with widened shoulders, signage and pavement markings and delineation. A road safety audit found that the curves in the road required re-alignment to improve sight distance.
With future developments on Tea Tree Road, and the Bindoon bypass, it is anticipated that traffic volumes in the area will increase significantly.
Improving the safety of roads and roadsides and treating known black spots through road widening, improving sight lines, improving pavement markings and signage, and removing roadside hazards helps reduce crash risk and makes roads safer for all road users.
The works are scheduled for the 2020-21 financial year and will be carried out by Local Government staff.
Pictured above: Work on Julimar Road in West Toodyay is scheduled for the 2020-21 financial year as part of a Federal Government Black Spot Funding grant.
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