Is a roundabout the solution to Thomas and Nicholson Roads?

Is a roundabout the solution to Thomas and Nicholson Roads?

The signs have been erected near the intersection of Thomas Road and Nicholson Road in Oakford.

New signage has been erected at one of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s most dangerous intersections in the hope that something will change for the better in the near future. 

Signage at the Thomas and Nicholson roads intersection in Oakford highlights the need for a roundabout after a total of 57 crashes occurred at the busy intersection over a five-year period. 

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie put up the signs just before Christmas to draw awareness to the issue. 

He said population in the shire had exploded during the past decade, however, public infrastructure had not kept up. 

“A number of intersections along Thomas Road need to be addressed but this one is particularly dangerous,” he said. 

“Building a roundabout will save lives.” 

SJ Ratepayers Association president Alan Clarkson said the intersection, which had previously been listed within the top 10 riskiest intersections in the state has been a problem for many years and something needs to change. 

“There has been a lot of toing and froing over the years between local, state and federal government bodies about this intersection,” he said. 

“To alleviate the number of accidents at this intersection in particular we would welcome funding from anywhere and would urge the various government bodies to get together to fix this problem.”