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Faster traffic lights for Perth intersections

The WA Government has improved the speed of traffic lights at 93 intersections across Perth’s metropolitan area, with immediate benefits for commuters.

The WA Government has improved the speed of traffic lights at 93 intersections across Perth’s metropolitan area, with immediate benefits for commuters. The Western Australian Government has improved the speed of traffic lights at 93 intersections across Perth’s metropolitan area, with immediate benefits for commuters in the morning and afternoon peaks.

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder said in a statement in November that the year-long program by Main Roads WA saw the biggest improvements on Canning Highway (18.2 per cent faster), Charles Street (24.4 per cent faster) and Shepperton Road (28.4 per cent faster).

“We are extending the green time for the major traffic flow while rationalising the signal times for side streets. This means larger volumes of traffic are proceeding through the area more effectively,” Mr. Nalder said in the statement.

Another 108 traffic signals over 11 routes will be addressed in the next round of the program.

“We chose this initiative because we knew it could deliver immediate benefits at key congestion hotspots to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times,” he said.

The nine traffic routes reviewed were:

  • Canning Highway – North Lake Road to the Causeway
  • Leach Highway – Carrington Street to Karel Avenue
  • Marmion Avenue – Karrinyup Road to Hodges Drive
  • Charles Street – Newcastle Street to London Road
  • South Street – Carrington Street to Benningfield Road
  • Shepperton Road – Great Eastern Highway to Welshpool Road
  • Stirling Highway – Canning Highway to Leake Street
  • Albany Highway – Welshpool Road to Kenwick Link
  • Wanneroo Road – Cape Street to Reid Highway

“Given the success to date, the program this financial year will look at 201 intersections, including 108 new locations, and a review of the 93 sites from 2014-15 in order to maintain benefits,” Mr Nalder said.

The initiative comes under Main Roads’ Traffic Congestion Management Program.

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