Traffic lights are now operational at the newly constructed intersection of Reid Highway and Lord Street.
WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder was joined by local Members of Parliament and the City of Swan Mayor, Charlie Zannino, to officially open the upgraded intersection on 06 June. Read the full media statement here: Upgraded intersection boosts safety
The project was undertaken by the City of Swan on behalf of Main Roads WA. It was funded with $8 million from the State Government's Road Trauma Trust Account. The funds were allocated under the Metropolitan Intersection Crash program, which was set up to improve metropolitan intersections with a high crash rate, with the balance provided by the City of Swan.
The upgraded intersection was designed to allow for an ultimate, four-way configuration at the junction of Reid Highway and Lord Street.
It included dual carriageways on Reid Highway through the intersection, a double turning lane on Reid Highway westbound into Lord Street and a complete realignment of Lord Street southbound to align with the proposed four-way intersection with separate right and left-turn lanes into Reid Highway. Street lighting was also upgraded at the intersection.
Combined with the City of Swan’s plans to complete the dual carriageways on Gnangara Road, funded with a further $14 million from the State Government, this intersection upgrade will significantly improve the performance of the local road network in this rapidly growing area and address safety issues associated with increasing traffic.
Reid Highway, at its junction with Lord Street, carries more than 25,400 vehicles per day and more than 11 per cent of these are heavy vehicles. Between 2007 and 2012, there were 169 crashes at this intersection.
September 2013 Project Overview
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