Road­works aim for safer Wheat­belt roads

Great Southern Herald - - News -

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.”

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