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BANJUP RESIDENTS GROUP (Inc.)

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More traffic calming needed on Liddelow Road

Posted by Ian Thurston on April 7, 2018 at 1:10 AM

The BRG has requested Cockburn east ward councillors to allocate funds in 2018/19 to implement the further traffic calming measures on Liddelow Road envisaged nearly 3 years ago when Council reclassified Liddelow as a “local distributor road”.

Main Roads WA is currently upgrading Armadale Road and constructing a roundabout at the intersection with Liddelow Road. Banjup residents are very concerned that the roundabout will facilitate a substantial increase Liddelow Road’s use as a rat run for through traffic to and from southern localities, especially heavy vehicles.

To deter rat runners, the BRG has asked Council to re-affirm Liddelow Road’s classification as a local distributor. To reinforce its local use, further traffic calming measures along its length should be installed, as envisaged in plans proposed by Cockburn’s traffic engineers in 2015.

It has taken Cockburn 3 years to begin construction of just one roundabout at Gibbs and Liddelow. The further traffic calming should be constructed before the roundabout at Armadale Road is completed.

Categories: Road Safety

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