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Dempster Street Roundabout Project

Traffic flow from The Esplanade to Dempster Street and Norseman Road will become more practical with the installation of a new roundabout. This will provide a safe and pedestrian friendly entrance into the town centre.

Construction of the roundabout is expected to begin in the third week of February 2022. This will occur under traffic control, allowing continuous traffic flow through to the town centre and along the Esplanade.

Works that will take place:

  • Re-alignment of Road.
  • Construction of roundabout with three legs (see map below) - The design allows for the provision for a future fourth leg to provide road train access to the Esperance fuel depots.
  • Road Widening.
  • Underground Power – Undertaken by Horizon Power. Beginning December 2021, with minimal disruption to road users.
  • Pedestrian Crossing from the Foreshore to the Cannery Arts Centre - The Esperance Cannery Arts Centre generates significant pedestrian movements across the four lanes of Norseman Road near the proposed roundabout. This will allow for safer crossing.
  • Removal of some trees.
  • ​Shared Path.

Why is the Shire doing this?

The centre median in the Dempster Street / Norseman Road / The Esplanade intersection is currently not wide enough to safely protect vehicles carrying out a staged crossing of the intersection when turning right.
The Esperance Cannery Arts Centre generates significant pedestrian movement across the four lanes of Norseman Road near the proposed roundabout. Currently, the crossing sight distance is limited by the alignment of Dempster Street at the Esplanade intersection, making it dangerous to cross.

How will I be affected?

We aim to disrupt traffic as little as possible with construction being done under traffic control. Traffic will still be able to access The Esplanade and Dempster Street, it just might be one lane not two.

The only expected road closure will be while asphalting is carried out, planned to be done out of hours and in a minimal timeframe.

Updates will be given closer to when the project begins and throughout.  

Project funded by:
Local Road Black Spot Program
Shire of Esperance