City of Bunbury Black Spot Project Complete

Posted on: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 12:00:00 AM

The City of Bunbury recently completed a Federal Black Spot funded project at the roundabout of Brittain Road, Parade Road and Bussell Highway.

The purpose of the Black Spot project was to clear site lines in order to improve safety at this location. In the five years from 2013 to 2017, there were 67 crashes recorded at this location.

The project involved clearing vegetation within the medians on the eastern and southern approaches, as well as clearing the roundabout itself, in order to meet Austroads Guidelines for sight distance. Improvements were also made for pedestrian access to cross the road on Brittain Road. In addition, the give-way lines at the entrances have been adjusted to allow much better visibility for vehicle entering the roundabout from the left hand lane.

The project was delivered much quicker than anticipated through coordinated works between the contractor and City of Bunbury staff, limiting the effect on traffic flows.

The City hopes to see a marked reduction in crashes at this location in the coming years and will audit the new data annually to review the anticipated improvement of safety and overall benefit to the community.

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Pictured above: The City of Bunbury recently completed a Federal Black Spot funded project at the roundabout where Brittain Road, Parade Road and Bussell Highway intersect.

 

Local Governments in the South West interested in working together to prevent road trauma by adopting safe system policy and practice can contact Road Safety Advisor, Nicky Smith on 0438 982 563 or email nsmith@walga.asn.au.

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