$25M for WA black spots

The Western Australian Government has allocated $25.78 million to upgrade the state’s worst roads, through the State Black Spot Program.

Safety upgrades and improvements will be carried out at 117 locations, with 63 roads in metropolitan areas and 54 regional roads.

According to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, the state government contributed $20.78 million to the program, with the remaining $5 million provided by local governments.

“Since its inception in 2000, the Black Spot Program has delivered almost a half a billion dollars in specific safety initiatives on the Western Australian road network,” Ms. Saffioti said.

“The program aims to further improve road safety across the state, reducing the significant trauma and suffering of crash victims and their loved ones by targeting sites with a proven crash history, or those with a high risk.”

Metropolitan projects:

  • $1.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Albany Highway and Fremantle Road in Gosnells.
  • $800,000 for the installation of a roundabout at Hepburn Avenue and Highclere Boulevard in Marangaroo.
  • $173,333 for the installation of 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.

 

Regional projects: 

  • $2.7 million to upgrade the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Anzac Drive in Kalgoorlie.
  • $616,000 for stage one 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 the installation of a roundabout where Eaton Drive, Lavender Way and Blue Wren Drive intersect in the Shire of Dardanup.

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