Wheatbelt Road Safety Upgrade

Wheatbelt Road Safety Upgrade

More than $40M will be spent to upgrade nine Wheatbelt roads as part of the State Government’s new Safer Country Roads initiative.

The nine major roads that will be upgraded to improve safety are the Brookton Highway, Albany Highway, Williams to Narrogin Highway, Northam to Cranbrook Road, York to Merredin Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Brand Highway, Mimegarra Road and the Bencubbin to Kellerberrin Road.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said, “The Safer Country Roads initiative is about providing better, safer roads in regional Western Australia, to help reduce the social and economic cost of road trauma in the State and to ensure our regional road infrastructure continues to meet the growing demands of heavy vehicle traffic.”

The biggest single road upgrade will involve widening the seal on the York to Merredin Road between York and Quairading.

Mr Buswell said, “The Safer Country Roads program was a funding pool created through combining several State Government sources, including Safer Roads; Local Roads; Royalties for Regions; and the Road Trauma Trust Account.

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