Roadworks aim for safer Wheatbelt roads
A new passing lane on Albany Highway and upgrades to a busy intersection in Pingelly are all part of a $7.6 million spend on Wheatbelt roads.
The passing lane will be constructed northbound on Albany Highway at Marradong Road for $100,000, about 19km north of Williams.
Under the joint State-local government Black Spot Program, which targets roads with a “proven crash history”, more than $4.7 million will be spent throughout the Wheatbelt.
In Pingelly, $51,333 will be invested into upgrades at the intersection of Bodey Street and Harper Street.
Premier McGowan said the 2018-19 State Budget delivers $2 billion for regional roads.
“My Government is committed to improving road safety across regional WA where too many Western Australians have tragically lost their lives,” he said. “We have a big agenda to make regional roads safer, and road users in the Wheatbelt will benefit from the upgrades.”