Berrigan Drive improving traffic safety

Consultation has concluded

May 2018

On Thursday 10 May, at its Ordinary Meeting, Council decided to retain the Keep Clear markings on Berrigan Drive, near the service station.

Read the recommendation here

We have collated all your feedback about traffic arrangements on Berrigan Drive near the intersection with North Lake Road, South Lake. Here is the feedback report.

The aim is to balance the needs and safety of businesses and motorists using the medical practices, service station and accessing the freeway.

We asked:

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

You said:

We did:

We have published the 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.

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 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.

Timeline

2015/16

The City upgraded the intersection using State Black Spot funding in 2015/16. 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.

2016

The increasing number and severity of traffic accidents caused concern for Council 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.

September 2016

The City sought approval from Main Roads WA to install Keep Clear markings on the road to delineate the driveway access into the service station to warn drivers approaching along the left turn slip lane of possible conflict with vehicles turning from Berrigan Drive. This proposal was rejected on the grounds that the driveway into the service station was a private driveway and such pavement marking is only approved as part of intersection line marking.

December 2016

Council installed a temporary median strip to minimise accidents by preventing the right turn into the service station and right turn into the medical practices. Woolworths Group, which oversees the service station, and the medical practices protested strongly about the impact on their businesses.

January 2017

A site meeting between City and Main Roads staff revisits the City’s proposal for the Keep Clear marking. This was approved by Main Roads on the condition that Council provide a 12-month review of its effectiveness in addressing safety concerns.

May 2018

Council decides to retain the Keep Clear markings.

May 2018

On Thursday 10 May, at its Ordinary Meeting, Council decided to retain the Keep Clear markings on Berrigan Drive, near the service station.

Read the recommendation here

We have collated all your feedback about traffic arrangements on Berrigan Drive near the intersection with North Lake Road, South Lake. Here is the feedback report.

The aim is to balance the needs and safety of businesses and motorists using the medical practices, service station and accessing the freeway.

We asked:

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

You said:

We did:

We have published the 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.

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 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.

Timeline

2015/16

The City upgraded the intersection using State Black Spot funding in 2015/16. 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.

2016

The increasing number and severity of traffic accidents caused concern for Council 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.

September 2016

The City sought approval from Main Roads WA to install Keep Clear markings on the road to delineate the driveway access into the service station to warn drivers approaching along the left turn slip lane of possible conflict with vehicles turning from Berrigan Drive. This proposal was rejected on the grounds that the driveway into the service station was a private driveway and such pavement marking is only approved as part of intersection line marking.

December 2016

Council installed a temporary median strip to minimise accidents by preventing the right turn into the service station and right turn into the medical practices. Woolworths Group, which oversees the service station, and the medical practices protested strongly about the impact on their businesses.

January 2017

A site meeting between City and Main Roads staff revisits the City’s proposal for the Keep Clear marking. This was approved by Main Roads on the condition that Council provide a 12-month review of its effectiveness in addressing safety concerns.

May 2018

Council decides to retain the Keep Clear markings.

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 1 year 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 1 year ago