A project to improve safety at the intersection of Caves Road and Cape Naturaliste Road in Dunsborough is now complete. The new roundabouts were opened to traffic by the Minister of Transport and Member for Vasse, the Hon Troy Buswell, on 29th November 2013.
Main Roads and Fulton Hogan sincerely thank all residents, business and road users for their patience during this important road upgrade.
The project involved construction of two new roundabouts at the following intersections:
Further information about the project is contained in the following project publications:
Around 5,000 vehicles per day use the intersection of Caves Road and Cape Naturaliste Road in Dunsborough, and this figure increases during the tourist season. The community has raised concerns about the performance of this intersection, which has consistently recorded crashes in the past five years involving cars turning right conflicting with through traffic on Caves Road. So far, no fatalities have occurred, but nearly half of the crashes have required medical treatment or hospitalisation.
Following an assessment of six options to construct either a roundabout or traffic signals at this site, Main Roads developed the preferred roundabout option, which was chosen because:
The project involved pre-construction works including: survey and design, land acquisition, clearing and fencing, service relocation and geotechnical investigations.
The project benefits include: