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WA’s worst roads set for upgrade

Today the State Government announced over $25 million will be spent on upgrading some of Western Australia’s worst roads as part of the 2019-20 State Black Spot Program

Safety upgrades and improvements will be carried out at 117 locations, with 63 roads in the metro area and 54 regional roads to benefit.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti told Oliver Peterson the McGowan Government will contribute $20.78 million to the program, with the remaining $5 million provided by local governments.

Upgrades in the metropolitan area include:

  • $1.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Albany Highway and Fremantle Road in Gosnells
  • $800,000 towards the installation of a roundabout at Hepburn Avenue and Highclere Boulevard in Marangaroo
  • $173,333 towards the installation a roundabout at Powell Street and Waterloo Street in Joondanna
  • $149,800 to complete the upgrade of the Shepperton Road and Miller Street intersection in Victoria Park. The total State funding for this project was $749,000.

In regional Western Australia, projects include:

  • $2.7 million to upgrade the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Anzac Drive in Kalgoorlie
  • $616,000 for Stage 1 of a $2.76 million upgrade of Brockman Highway in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
  • $400,000 to complete construction of a right turn lane at the intersection of Brand Highway and Cockram Road in the Shire of Gingin
  • $224,067 towards the upgrade of Bandya Road in the Shire of Laverton
  • $500,000 to complete installation of a roundabout where Eaton Drive, Lavender Way and Blue Wren Drive intersect in the Shire of Dardanup.

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