Black spot projects secure $25M funding

More than 100 safety upgrades have been allocated a share of $25 million under the Western Australian 2018-19 State Black Spot Program.More than 100 safety upgrades have been allocated a share of $25 million under the Western Australian 2018-19 State Black Spot Program.

The funding will go towards improvements at 59 metropolitan locations and 60 in regional Western Australia.

Projects in the metropolitan area range from an upgrade to the Guildford Road-King William Street intersection in Bayswater to shoulder improvements on Mundaring Weir Road in the Shire of Kalamunda.

Regional projects include shoulder widening on the Goldfields Highway in the Shire of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and further safety features for a section of South Western Highway in the shires of Albany and Denmark.

Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the joint state-local government initiative targets sites with a proven crash history or those with a high risk.

“Since its inception in 2000, it has delivered $450 million in specific safety initiatives on the WA road network for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Ms. Saffioti said.

“It aims to further improve road safety across the State, thereby reducing the significant trauma and suffering of crash victims and their loved ones.”


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