Mun­dar­ing Weir Road Set for Up­grades

Midland Reporter - - Kalamunda View -

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.

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