DownerMouchel will undertake the widening works aimed at improving safety and efficiency for the state’s North-West road users.
Western Australia Transport Minister Dean Nalder said in a statement that the project would involved widening the existing seven metre seal to nine metres, as well as culvert widening and the installation of audible edge lines.
“The widened road will improve safety and reduce maintenance costs as a result of less edge wear to the road,” said Mr. Nalder.
Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said in the statement that the audible edge lining system was designed to reduce single vehicle run-off crashes by alerting the driver should their vehicle stray too close to the edge.
“This forms part of an ongoing State Government initiative to upgrade the Victoria Highway – part of the National Highway linking Perth to Darwin.”
Funding for the project is being provided through the Road Trauma Trust Account Regional Run-Off Road Crashes Program.
The works, which are being managed by Main Roads Kimberley Region, are expected to be completed by November 2016.