A ROAD review will take place after the tragic death of a 44-year-old Dardanup woman on the Capel Drive and Bussell Highway intersection in April.
The review comes one week after a petition was started by a Capel woman to reduce the Bussell Highway speed limit to 80km per hour near the intersection.
Janiece Markby has collected more than 100 signatures so far.
Mrs Markby can see the intersection from her house and knows firsthand how dangerous the intersection is.
But she is still sceptical anything will be done.
“It is horrible someone had to die before (the government) will do anything about the speed limit,” Mrs Markby said.
“If the minister lived down here, and struggled everyday on the intersection like we do, he would look at the urgency differently.”
A spokesmen for transport Minister Troy Buswell said Main Roads would review the intersection, as is normal practice when there has been a fatal crash.
“This audit will consider the road design, road condition and the surrounding environment,” he said.
Main Roads’ crash data statistics show there were no reported crashes at the Bussell Highway and Capel Drive intersection in the five year period to the end of 2011.
But a new review will take place.
“Main Roads will undertake a formal review of the speed limit to check whether the current 110 km/h speed zone is still appropriate.”
Mrs Markby said the review would be a step in the right direction but has taken it upon herself to push the issue further.
She contacted Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray to bring the issue up in Parliament on Monday.
“It is negligent if they let this continue but if I can make a change it would be great outcome,” Mrs Markby said.