Re­gional roads to re­ceive fund­ing for up­grades

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

Ma­jor high­ways across the State will share in $28.4 mil­lion of fund­ing to im­prove driver safety in re­gional WA.

Un­der the State Gov­ern­ment’s Safer Roads pro­gram, 24 no­to­ri­ous re­gional roads will re­ceive fund­ing for up­grades such as road widen­ing, re­align­ment and in­ter­sec­tion up­grades.

Brand High­way north of Cataby and Vic­to­ria High­way in the Kim­ber­ley will be widened.

In­dian Ocean Drive will have au­di­ble edge lines in­stalled and widen­ing works com­pleted.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said sim­ple tasks such as widen­ing made a big dif­fer­ence.

“While many of us will travel on WA roads for our en­tire lives with­out be­ing in­volved in a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent, the sad fact of ve­hi­cle travel is that it comes with an in­her­ent risk,” she said.

“Safer Roads’ aim is to cre­ate more for­giv­ing roads to re­duce safety risks, and the trauma and suf­fer­ing of crash vic­tims and their loved ones.”

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