A notorious intersection within the Serpentine Jarrahdale region will soon receive a roundabout to help alleviate future crashes.
Shire officers investigated the Kargotich and Mundijong roads intersection in accordance with the Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy and decided a single lane roundabout was the best solution.
President Michelle Rich said shire officers have been working on the project for the past 12 months seeking external approvals from utility providers, surveying the intersection, land acquisition, consulting with design engineers and seeking grant funding.
“This project is necessary because of the expected future increase in traffic movements and reported recent vehicle crashes at the intersection,” she said.
“Between 2012 and 2016 there were 19 major reported vehicle accidents.
“Projections also indicate an increase in traffic from 7000 vehicles per day in 2016 to an estimated 21,000 per day by 2031.”
The project will be completed in two stages.
Stage one will see the utility services realigned by June 2020, followed by the construction of the roundabout, which is expected to be completed by June 2021.
The project has received a total of $625,000 in council funds with the remaining $1.25 million to be sought from Main Roads WA through the Metropolitan Regional Road group.
The final design for the project is more than 80 per cent complete and is awaiting finalisation of land acquisitions.