Safety improvements across WA

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder last week announced details of two major road safety improvements for the WA, both tenders of which have been awarded. Western Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder last week announced details of two major road safety improvements for the state, both tenders of which have been awarded.

The Collie Lake King Road will receive a $4.3 million safety improvement, with the realignment of a four-kilometre section, six kilometres west of Darkan now under way.

MACA Civil Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the safety project through Gibbs Siding Road.

“The Collie Lake King Road is the main route connecting the east to the west in the area.  The project will improve the curves and intersections through Gibbs Siding Road to increase safety and accommodate larger vehicles,” said Mr. Nalder.

“This will improve freight connections from the area to the Port of Bunbury, benefiting local producers and allowing grain exports directly from farm to the port.”

The project is expected to be completed by May 2016.

The second safety improvement to be announced is the works underway to widen a 9.3-kilometre section of Indian Ocean Drive, north of Perth/

The successful tenderer for the $1.3 million contract, WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd, started work in early November.

This section of the road ranges in width from 6.4 metres to 7.4 metres.  Audible edgelines will be installed, giving the driver a noise warning through the tyres if the vehicle drifts toward the edge of the road.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-December.

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