Brand Highway / Ackland Road Intersection Upgrade

 

Overview

We are improving the service at the intersection of Brand Highway and Ackland Road through the installation of traffic signals.

Currently, this non-signalised intersection experiences significant delays during peak travel periods.  The right turn movement from Ackland Road onto Brand Highway is at low-level of service, resulting in increased congestion for commuters. This has a flow-on effect to Barrett Drive for road users attempting the same traffic movement.

Signalising the intersection will provide direction and safety for road users.  They will also significantly improve the performance at the Barrett Drive intersection by giving breaks in the traffic flow and room to cross Brand Highway safely when exiting.

Works will commence on 18 July and are expected to be completed by November. Ackland Road will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 19 July for the duration of the works to allow construction to be completed.

 

Project scope

In addition to traffic signal installation, Brand Highway will be widened to the east and a right-turning lane will be installed into Ackland Road.

Ackland Road will also be widened to the south to incorporate a dedicated left-turning lane.

Other works include:

  • Relocating street lights prior to widening works
  • Upgrading the pedestrian crossing to include walk phases on signals
  • Building pathways and ramps
  • Constructing stormwater drainage
  • Asphalt resurfacing
  • Upgrading line markings and signage

Image: Brand Highway and Ackland Road intersection.PNG 

Benefits

These works are expected to provide a range of benefits in the area, including:

  • Minimising the number and severity of crashes;
  • Improving traffic flow and reducing congestion during peak travel periods;
  • Improving safety for pedestrians accessing either side of Brand Highway; and
  • Providing a safer crossing for vulnerable road users. 

 

Further information

For further information on the project, please contact our Midwest Gascoyne office.

Phone: (08) 9956 1200

Fax: (08) 9956 1240

Email: enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au

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Modified: 14 Jul 2016