Delay in Main Roads pavement marking service ‘poses safety risk’

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A delay in the provision of pavement-marking services by Main Roads WA has led the City of Rockingham to try and advocate for improvements in the time frames of works being done.

At last week’s council meeting, councillors voted to advocate to Main Roads through the WA Local Government Association for improved pavement-marking services.

Main Roads is the sole authority for the approval, installation and maintenance of pavement marking on all West Australian roads, and are required to install the markings within a 20-day time frame.

However, the City has said that in recent times, it has been experiencing “long delays” in getting the pavement markings installed, a problem among other local governments in the metropolitan area.

Projects that have been delayed include Baldivis Road between Furioso Grove to Solis Boulevard, Eighty Road, Mandurah Road between Day and Wellard roads, Safety Bay Road and Patterson Road. In their report to the council, City officers wrote that Main Roads’ “inability to deliver timely pavement marking is evident by their failure to meet the committed dates on multiple occasions”.

“The delay in the installation of pavement marking poses a road-safety risk.”

Officers wrote that risks could be mitigated by roadworks traffic management and this could result in additional costs for local governments, who had to monitor traffic management over the time period.

The City is set to make a submission on the matter at the next WALGA South Metropolitan Zone meeting on August 26.

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