What upgrades are being proposed at the Kalamunda Road/Newburn Road/Chipping Drive intersection in High Wycombe?

The following upgrades are being proposed for the Kalamunda Road/Newburn Road/Chipping Drive intersection in High Wycombe:
Reconfiguration of Kalamunda Road western approach from two lanes (one designated left-turn/through movement lane and one designated right-turn pocket) to one lane (one lane with all movements available);
Modifications to raised median islands, kerb alignment and line marking on the Kalamunda Road western approach to the roundabout (i.e. the approach adjacent to Hungry Jacks) to provide improved entry deflection and hence reducing speed on the approach to the roundaout; and
Improved line marking on all roundabout entries and exits that clearly delineates the traffic lane.

What is the purpose of the upgrade?

The purpose of the upgrade is to improve road safety by reducing the likelihood and severity of road user incidents.

Why is the upgrade being proposed?

Analysis has shown that rear end crashes are significantly over represented at the intersection. This is considered to be a result of the intersection’s geometry, particularly with regards to the Kalamunda Road approaches. Main Roads crash summary reports indicate that in the 5 years to the end of December 2015, 21 crashes at the intersection were “rear end” crashes, 17 were “right angle” crashes and five were “right turn through” crashes.

How will the project be funded?

The City of Kalamunda was successful in receiving grant funding to the value of $181,620 as part of the 2017/2018 National Blackspot Program.


How can I provide feedback?

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging community members to provide feedback.

Online: http://engagekalamunda.engagementhq.com/

Hard copies are available at the City of Kalamunda Office, and at any of our libraries.

Post to: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

The public comment period closes on 27 March 2018.

What will happen next?

On conclusion of the online survey, stakeholder consultation will be analysed and prepared into a report for Council. Interested residents are encouraged to keep an eye on the Kalamunda website http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au (for Council meeting agenda papers), or engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au for updates.