Upgrade begins to hazardous roundabout


One of Western Australia's most hazardous roundabouts will soon be upgraded to improve safety and traffic flow

April 12, 2011

One of Western Australia’s most hazardous roundabouts will soon be upgraded to improve safety and traffic flow.

Western Australia Transport Minister Troy Buswell says the $16 million upgrade of the Bunbury roundabout has started.

Some 650 crashes have been recorded in the past five years at the site. The upgrade includes installation of traffic signals and a left slip lane for southbound traffic.

"This interim upgrade is based on international best practice, addresses the complex problem of reducing crash frequency and improving the capacity of the intersection, while being able to be integrated with the planned future interchange," Buswell says.

"The signals will increase vehicle capacity by 40 percent, addressing the current capacity problems that have seen long queues forming during peak hours."

The upgrade is due to be completed next year.


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