Berrigan Drive - Improving Traffic Safety

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Background

A service station is located on the south east side of the intersection, while the property on the opposite side has five medical practices. Berrigan Drive provides access to the Kwinana Freeway.

In 2015-16 the City upgraded the intersection using State Black Spot funding. The $279,600 project included lighting upgrade, extending the left turn slip lanes from North Lake Road and Berrigan Drive, resurfacing, anti-skid overlays and improved the signage and line marking. There had been 98 reported crashes in the five year period prior, including 25 resulting in personal injury.

By 2016, the increasing number and severity of traffic accidents caused concern for the City and the local community. The most severe accidents occurred between vehicles making a right hand turn into the fuel station site from Berrigan Drive, and vehicles travelling west along Berrigan Drive in the left turn slip lane leading to North Lake Road.

Although both Berrigan Drive and North Lake Road are managed by the City, the approval and installation of traffic signs and lines must be from Main Roads WA.

After discussions with Main Roads WA about safety at this intersection, Council decided at its February 2017 meeting to install “Keep Clear” markings on Berrigan Drive and to review the situation in 12 months.

It's now timely to review the arrangements.

We Asked:

We asked you to complete a survey by Friday 9 February 2018.

You Said:

We have published your feedback here so that you can read all the contributions.

Background

A service station is located on the south east side of the intersection, while the property on the opposite side has five medical practices. Berrigan Drive provides access to the Kwinana Freeway.

In 2015-16 the City upgraded the intersection using State Black Spot funding. The $279,600 project included lighting upgrade, extending the left turn slip lanes from North Lake Road and Berrigan Drive, resurfacing, anti-skid overlays and improved the signage and line marking. There had been 98 reported crashes in the five year period prior, including 25 resulting in personal injury.

By 2016, the increasing number and severity of traffic accidents caused concern for the City and the local community. The most severe accidents occurred between vehicles making a right hand turn into the fuel station site from Berrigan Drive, and vehicles travelling west along Berrigan Drive in the left turn slip lane leading to North Lake Road.

Although both Berrigan Drive and North Lake Road are managed by the City, the approval and installation of traffic signs and lines must be from Main Roads WA.

After discussions with Main Roads WA about safety at this intersection, Council decided at its February 2017 meeting to install “Keep Clear” markings on Berrigan Drive and to review the situation in 12 months.

It's now timely to review the arrangements.

We Asked:

We asked you to complete a survey by Friday 9 February 2018.

You Said:

We have published your feedback here so that you can read all the contributions.

Guest Book

Share your views with others here about the traffic situation on Berrigan Drive

Its much better with the Keep Clear marking.
Traffic is not blocked up like it was with the temporary median strip.
People can access the medical centre.

Those who turn right from the service station onto Berrigan Drive should be fined and pursued.
This will put an end to their poor driving habits

nwa206 over 3 years ago

Huge amounts of traffic uses this intersection. Between South Lake Shops and North Lake Road many cars and trucks are doing excessive speeds and drivers trying to run the lights. The intersection is a traffic nightmare. Also South Lake Drive and Berrigan Drive needs looking at. It is a bad intersection with speeding trucks etc. The suburb deserves better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenneth over 3 years ago