A new design for the future Bunbury Outer Ring Road (BORR) intersection with the South Western Highway in Western Australia has been approved.
According to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, the future BORR will now include a full connection with the South Western Highway east of Picton.
“Previously, the project proposed a partial interchange at South Western Highway, only allowing cars travelling north on BORR to access the highway eastbound, and cars heading west on the highway to join BORR to travel south,” Ms. Saffioti said.
“The revised concept design includes additional ramps to allow traffic to make all movements between the two roads.”
Ms. Saffioti said extensive traffic modelling had been undertaken to ensure the road network can continue to operate efficiently, once planned developments for Wanju and Waterloo come to fruition.
“Bunbury Outer Ring Road is one of the most significant projects undertaken in the South West in recent history, and it is important the decisions we make are right for the whole community,” Ms. Saffioti said.
“The local Member for Bunbury Don Punch has consistently listened to community, council and local stakeholders to improve the final design of the project, which now includes better signage for Bunbury and better access via South Western Highway.”
Bunbury Member Don Punch said the design demonstrates that the state government is listening to the community and using their feedback to improve project development.
“An additional entry point to Bunbury from the Outer Ring Road will increase the access options for visitors, as well as improving convenience for locals in the greater Bunbury area,” Mr. Punch said.
“This design improvement clearly demonstrates the state government is building a true ring road, not a bypass, with multiple, functional entry points leading to the heart of Bunbury that enhance ease of access to our city.”