Bunbury roundabout design a winner

Bunbury Herald

The $16 million Eelup roundabout upgrade was recognised as a successful and innovative project when it won the Engineering for Regional Communities category in the 2013 WA Engineering Excellence Awards at the weekend.

According to Main Roads WA, the roundabout had the State’s worst crash rate of more than 650 in five years and was estimated to cost the community $11 million.

The judges said the upgrade saw Main Roads engineers and staff apply sound engineering principles and practice to research, design and deliver the State’s first fully traffic-signalled roundabout.

Judges said the clever planning and engineering had reduced crash rates and congestion by 75 per cent.

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