The Lake Clifton-Herron Residents Association (LCHRA)has been working for more than 7 years to get Main Roads WA to impose a blanket speed limit of 80kmp on Southern Estuary Road. This road is a very dangerous narrow road with most intersections on a curve and two very dangerous 90 degreee turns. The volume of traffic has increased dramatically since the Forrest Hwy opened. Many new residents also now live along the road and in adjacent subdivisions, increasing local traffic.
To get a Main Roads WA speed limit on a road there needs to be a centreline. The City of Mandurah added a centreline to their section of the road a couple of years ago, but the Shire of Waroona voted not to do this. Hence a stalemate. The LCHRA continued lobbying, with the help of Murray Cowper MLA, Member for Murray-Wellington, but nothing happened. Eventually the Shire of Waroona added more road markers and made intersections more visible which was helpful. But no centreline because the Shire of Waroona did not have funds available to mark a centreline.
Now through the contribution of Main Roads WA there is a centreline along the whole of Southern Estuary Road!!
AND a speed limit of 80 kph.
Thanks, and congratulations, to all those who have worked hard over the years to achieve this result.
20th July 2016
Contact: Jenny Rose, President LCHRA, ph: 0428343028