Regional WA roads receive $55M in funding

The Federal and Western Australian Governments have announced the successful projects to receive funding under the $55.25 million Regional Road Safety package.The Federal and Western Australian Governments have announced the successful projects to receive funding under the $55.25 million Regional Road Safety package.

Sixteen road safety upgrade projects were selected based on an assessment of crash risk and road safety audits to receive part of the funding.

Western Australian Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said the projects included in the package had been prioritised based on factors such as economy of scale, deliverability and cost effectiveness.

“The upgrades will include improvements to major regional routes such as the South West Highway, Railway Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Brand Highway, the Great Northern Highway and the North West Coastal Highway,” Ms. Saffioti said.

“Project values range from $1.5 million toward the Goldfields Highway and the Great Northern Highway to $11 million for curve improvements, intersection upgrades and two new bridges on Albany Lake Grace (Amelup curves).”

The Regional Road Safety package is part of the $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package to improve safety, ease congestion and keep the economy moving in Western Australia.

The upgrades will be undertaken between 2017–18 and 2019–20.

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