Broome Street and Wright Street Black Spot Project

Work will soon begin to improve safety at the Broome Street and Wright Street intersection in Highgate. A roundabout and pedestrian crossings will be built to slow traffic and enhance visibility for drivers and pedestrians.

The intersection has been prioritised as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, which aims to reduce crashes and save lives on Australian roads by funding works at high-risk locations.

The City received support for the project during the community consultation period in March and April 2023.

About the project

Between 2016 and 2020 the Broome Street and Wright Street intersection recorded a total of five crashes, with two requiring hospitalisation or medical treatment.

Traffic analysis conducted by the City of Vincent found a roundabout to be the most effective and safe option for reducing risk at the Broome Street and Wright Street intersection.

Works

Work will take place in two phases. To prepare for the project, Western Power will relocate two power poles from 15 to 18 January 2024. Work will take place from 7 am – 5 pm. Residents will still be able to access their driveways during the works and we will make every effort to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Construction of the roundabout is planned to commence around February/March 2024.

Image: map of the Broome Street and Wright Street intersection. The location of the roundabout and crossings are highlighted pink.