Mundaring Weir Road Set for Upgrades
Over $2 Million in Federal funding has been awarded for staged shoulder upgrades to Mundaring Weir Road between Fern Road and the City’s boundary.
The works are funded as part of the Federal Government’s 2017-18 and 2018-19 BlackSpot programs and involve widening lanes and shoulders to 3.6m and 1.2 respectively. The funding also includes vegetation removal, which is necessary to ensure a safe clearance between the road and tree line.
Mayor John Giardina said, “Hit object crashes are significantly over represented for this section of road. This is considered to be a result of the proximity of vegetation to the carriageway. This is made all the more dangerous with the hilly and winding terrain. We want to ensure that steps are taken to make this stretch of road as safe as possible for our community.”
Tender award is scheduled for mid-2018. Pending successful tender, works are likely to get underway in the third quarter of 2018 and take just under six months to complete, weather permitting.