Safety to be improved at Spencer Highway intersection with Mount Rat Road
SAFETY for all motorists will soon be improved at the Spencer Highway intersection with Mount Rat Road with works commencing today.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that the works at the intersection located approximately 15 kilometres north of Minlaton Township will include improved delineation and widening the seal on the four approaches.
The delineation will include the installation of new line marking and raised reflective pavement markers on all four approaches.
Rumble strips, which provide an audio tactile warning alerting motorists to the presence of the intersection and reinforcing the requirement to 'Give Way', will also be installed on the Mount Rat Road approaches.
The improved delineation, together with the rumble strips will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of crashes at this location.
DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users, with works being undertaken between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
The road will remain open, with traffic restricted to one lane under traffic control when required and a 25 km/h speed restriction while workers are on site.
These works are expected to be completed by June 2016, weather permitting.
The $210,000 safety initiative is funded by the State Government's Responsive Road Safety Program.
The DPTI thanks motorists for their patience while these important safety works are carried out.