Home stretch for Hamersley-Napier intersection

Released 4 September 2018
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Major upgrades to improve safety, traffic flow and stormwater drainage at one of Broome’s busiest intersections are due for completion in mid-September.

The intersection of Hamersley St and Napier Tce is an accident Black Spot, with a road safety audit recommending a roundabout intersection be built.

The intersection is also prone to temporary flooding, and drainage improvements include new underground pipework and an upgraded basin. New lighting, footpaths and landscaping will also be installed.  

The total project cost is expected to be just over $2 million, and following a tender process Council awarded the construction contract to Broome company Roadline Civil Contracting.

Funding has come from $1.45 million in grants including through the Commonwealth Government Black Spot Program, with Council funding the remainder.

Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, said that as Broome grew, the intersection had become busier, more congested and less safe, making it important the project was undertaken.

“The upgrade is a major investment and it’s pleasing the $2 million cost will go to local contractors and back into the Broome economy,” Cr Tracey said. 

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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