Safety Bay and Nairn Drive roundabout to be upgraded

Jake DietschSound Telegraph
An aerial view of Safety Bay Road Nairn Drive Roundabout
Camera IconAn aerial view of Safety Bay Road Nairn Drive Roundabout

The City of Rockingham will carry out roadworks on a crash-prone roundabout in Baldivis next month.

Works on the intersection of Safety Bay Road and Nairn Drive in Baldivis are expected to be completed by the end of June.

The City will create pre-deflections on the eastern and western approaches, which encourage drivers to reduce their speed as they approach.

The works will be done at night to limit the disruption to motorists and at traffic signals.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said about 30,000 vehicles travelled through the roundabout every day.

“(This makes) it one of the busiest sections of roads in the community,” Cr Sammels said.

“The traffic calming treatments that the City will install at the Safety Bay Road and Nairn Drive roundabout will play an important role in improving road safety for motorists.”

The Mayor said doing the works at night would minimise disruption, but admitted there may still be some delays in the area.

“We thank the community for their understanding,” he said.

The Telegraph previously reported that in the five years to December 31, 2019, there had been 84 reported crashes at the intersection of Safety Bay Road and Nairn Drive.

One of those required hospitalisation and six required medical treatment.

Common causes were right- angle turns, rear-end crashes and side-swipes.

The project is funded through a Federal grant of $680,000 through the Black Spot Program.

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