Stanton Road and Second Street Traffic Calming Project

The City of Belmont and Main Roads Western Australia are working collaboratively on a new road safety initiative, the Low Cost Urban Road Safety Program, to reduce the likelihood of traffic incidents on local roads across the metropolitan area.

The program involves installing low-cost road treatments that can improve the safety of roads and intersections and reduce crashes that impact our community.

Stanton Road and Second Street will be treated through the installation of speed cushions, raised safety platforms and speed humps. Features include red asphalt with shark teeth markings to improve driver awareness of the road profile change.

Luminosity is paramount in road safety, highlighting traffic measures to road users at night. Streetlights will be upgraded to Western Power’s standard, approval, and time frame.

The implementation of traffic-calming measures will further contribute to the improved local amenity, creating a safer and more enjoyable environment for residents and visitors alike. The City of Belmont aims to deliver a long-term solution that will increase community satisfaction.

Proposed Traffic Calming Solutions

  • Speed Cushion

    Speed cushions are areas of raised red asphalt in each lane used to reduce vehicle speed and discourage non-local through traffic, improving road safety and amenity.

  • Raised Safety Platform at an Intersection

    Raised safety platforms are areas of raised red asphalt acting to reduce the speed of vehicles travelling through an intersection. They reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes and discourages non-local through traffic. They also act to improve amenity.

  • Speed Hump

    Speed humps are areas of raised red asphalt spanning the road width and similar to speed cushions aim to reduce vehicle speed and discourage non-local through traffic, improving road safety and amenity.

  • Shark Teeth Markings

    Shark teeth markings are pavement markings used to warn motorists of a change in road surface height.

  • Laterite Asphalt and Edgeline Pavement Marking

    This treatment maintains the existing kerb line of the intersection, but narrows the width of the entry lanes leading off Stanton Road. This acts to reduce speed, crash likelihood and severity. They function similar to a road entry statement.