Addressing road safety on Eaton Drive

The Shire of Dardanup is presenting residents with early designs of a new roundabout for the intersection of Eaton Drive and Blue Wren Drive and seeking input on any considerations to fine-tune the project.

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The roundabout will improve safety of Eaton Drive road users between Forest Highway and Recreation Drive and has been made possible via the allocation of $500,000 in State Government Black Spot funding.

The roundabout’s first concept design has been prepared following a traffic study of the area and the result is considered the best option for addressing safe turning movements at the Eaton Drive/Lavender Way intersection and the Eaton Drive/Blue Wren Drive intersection.

Feedback is now being sought from the community on any aspects that might fine-tune the roundabout’s initial design before proceeding to a more detailed stage. There will be additional opportunities to provide input as the project design progresses.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The new roundabout forms one of several intersections earmarked for improvement along Eaton Drive to maintain safety and traffic flow over time as the number of vehicles per day grows.

The improvements have been planned according to previous traffic modelling studies which predict expected traffic volumes, taking into account developments such as opening of the Treendale Bridge and local urban development.

Funds have been allocated by Council in its forward capital works plans for the various intersection works and once traffic volumes reach a certain critical mass, the improvements are triggered.

Council engineers undertake regular traffic modelling along with analysis of annual crash statistics to ensure the planned timing of improvements is appropriate.

MORE INFORMATION

Director of Infrastructure Luke Botica encouraged residents to tune into the Shire’s various communications channels including website, Facebook and Community News page for regular updates on the project.

To discuss the project in more detail, email records@dardanup.wa.gov.au or contact Project Manager Bret Howson on 0429 312 264.

PROVIDING FEEDBACK

Residents who would like to contribute feedback in writing on the Roundabout design should email records@dardanup.wa.gov.au before 4.00pm, Friday, February 21.