Western Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder said in a statement that the road was a crucial east-west connection between Midland and Toodyay in the Wheatbelt region of the state.
“The improvements have been designed to reduce the likelihood of head-on or right-angle crashes, and will allow safer and easier access to roadside homes and other properties.”
The project is funded through the National Government’s Safer Roads Program.
Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey also said in the statement that the next stage of the Toodyay Road safety upgrade, from Noble Falls east to Aspen Road, was now underway and expected to be completed by July 2016.
“The $3 million stage 2 project stemmed from the inaugural Wheatbelt Highway Safety Review and was funded by the Road Trauma Trust Account in the 2016-17 State Budget,” she said.
“The project will improve safety by widening and sealing road shoulders, installing safety barriers and upgrading signposts.”
Mrs. Harvey said a record $146 million had been allocated from the Road Trauma Trust Account in 2016-17, of which nearly $8 million was to fund recommendations from the Wheatbelt Highway Safety Review.