The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastrucure (DPTI) have issued the following statement regarding upgrades to the Princes Highway Staggered T Junction:
“Safety will be improved for road users at the Princes Highway staggered T junction with Clay Wells Road, with works commencing Tuesday, 28 February 2017.
DPTI advises that works will include widening of the roadway by extending the culvert, shoulder sealing, delineation improvements and installation of safety barrier.
The project will also include upgraded signage with the installation of electronic flashing warning signs on each Clay Wells Road approach to the Princes Highway.
These safety improvements will highlight the presence of the staggered T-junction and reduce the risk of motorists failing to give way to traffic on the Princes Highway.
The first stage of the upgrade, which will include the works to the culvert and installation of the electronic flashing warning signs is anticipated to be completed by the end of June 2017, weather permitting.
The second stage of the works, including shoulder sealing, delineation and pavement marking, is scheduled to be undertaken in the last quarter of 2017.
DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users, with works being undertaken between 7am and 5:30pm, seven days a week.
The road will remain open, with traffic restricted to one lane under traffic control during working hours.
A 25 km/h speed restriction will apply while workers are on site, with a maximum 80 km/h speed restriction being in place at other times during construction.
The $470 000 safety initiative is funded by the State Government’s Asset Improvement Program.
DPTI thanks motorists for their cooperation and patience while these important safety works are undertaken.”