THE long-awaited installment of the new Dunsborough roundabouts was declared officially open today.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell opened the roundabouts, which began construction in August, and said the number of crashes previously recorded in the area should now reduce.
“The new roundabouts will make it easier and safer to enter and leave Dunsborough, and road users can expect fewer delays with two more efficient intersections,” he said.
The works were completed ahead of schedule and under budget with landscaping taking place next Autumn.
Around 5,000 vehicles use Caves and Cape Naturaliste Roads everyday in Dunsborough.
According to Main Roads WA ten crashes were recorded last year, with another 26 recorded in the previous four years.
Mr Buswell thanked all who helped and supported the project, and said no business access was compromised during the project.
Mr Buswell also added special thanks to smiley road-worker ‘John’ as he said many people in the community had praised his hard work at the roundabout during construction and his much appreciated wave through's.