TWO 80km/h speed signs on Yanchep Beach Rd are due to be changed to 60km/h on Monday, May 8, according to Main Roads WA.
The problem of 80km/h signs on Yanchep Beach Rd where roundabouts have been built in recent years to service new housing estates was first raised at a Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting earlier this year.
Yanchep Police officer-in-charge Sgt Chris Wride said drivers should not be doing 80km/h between the St Andrews Dr roundabout and the Marmion Ave roundabout.
A Main Roads spokeswoman said the signs on Yanchep Beach Rd were correctly installed as the speed limit on that section of road was currently 80km/h.
“Main Roads has however recently conducted a speed zone assessment of Yanchep Beach Rd, as requested by the City of Wanneroo, and extended the current 60km/h zone to east of Parkland Dr (which will therefore include the section between St Andrews Dr and Marmion Ave),’’ she said.
She said Main Roads WA was the authority responsible for determining speed zones on all roads within Western Australia.
“For local government roads, a council needs to request a formal speed zone assessment be conducted by Main Roads WA.
“A number of factors are taken into account during the speed zoning process including the function of the road, traffic volumes, other road users, adjacent roadside development, the number and type of side street junctions, the number of crossovers, reported crash data and the actual operating speed.’’