Wyndham City is improving signage and line marking at the intersection of Boundary and Davis Road to increase safety in the area.
Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Mia Shaw, who also holds the Growth and Transport Portfolio, said changed traffic patterns across the municipality have directed more traffic onto Boundary Road in recent months.
“We know that motorists are concerned about safety along this road, particularly at the intersection of Davis Road,” Cr Shaw said.
“That’s why we’re taking immediate action towards an interim solution. We commissioned a road safety audit along this road, and will now beginning to implement changes over the next two weeks.”
“Motorists will notice new lines painted along the road to clearly guide motorists where they should be driving. This will prevent drivers going near the edge of the pavement, particularly at Davis Road.”
“The existing Give Way signs will be replaced with Stop signs, and additional advanced warning signs will be installed along Davis Road, to advise motorists of the appropriate driving behaviour at the intersection to ensure safety.”
“Additional guideposts will also be installed to provide better delineation at the intersection.
Guideposts are posts that run along a road to direct and protect motorists on their journey.”
“In addition, any maintenance defects, including potholes that were identified in the audit, have been forwarded to Council’s maintenance team.”
Cr Shaw said Council was also working towards improving safety at the intersection of Derrimut and Boundary Roads in partnership with the Department of Transport.
“While recent reductions in speed limits and upgraded signage at this intersection are welcome changes, the ultimate solution is the widening and signalisation of the intersection,” Cr Shaw said.
“Unfortunately, this is not something that can be implemented over night. These works require complex relocations of utility services, land acquisitions, and design works.”
“We will continue to work alongside the Department of Transport and other stakeholders to see this intersection upgraded.”