Waiting for the boom gates at the Denny Avenue level crossing in Kelmscott, WA will be soon a thing of the past.
Over the Easter long weekend, the DM Roads ITS team got started on permanent removal project for one of the most dangerous level crossings in WA.
The crossing has been a source of trouble for motorists in the area due to the confusing intersection layout with inadequate turning and crossing opportunities, and a poor traffic light system.
As part of the Metronet project, DM Roads ITS worked in conjunction with Public Transport Authority, Western Power and Downer Infrastructure Projects to ensure a critical project milestone was completed safely and on time.
The works included the removal of 27 traffic signal poles and more than 30 lights, with all the signal equipment and infrastructure works being completed in just one night.
Removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing will be a welcome relief for locals. The boom gates are down on average for one minute and 44 seconds per session, which equates to an average waiting time of three hours and seven minutes per day. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the area will also benefit from the increased safety and reduced road congestion once the project has been finalised.
Well done to the DM Roads ITS team on a fantastic job!