Funds to make highway safer
The Great Southern will receive $2.6 million to improve road safety on Albany Highway between Kojonup and Balgarup Road.
The funding is part of the Regional Run-Off Road Crashes program which targets high-priority roads and the Great Southern location is one of 19 across the State.
The project will include widening shoulders, improving intersections and installing audible edge lining.
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said the funding would make regional roads safer
“Funding for the regional run-off program is derived from the Road Trauma Trust Account, and represents the revenue from speed and red light cameras,” she said.
“This is Road Trauma Trust Account funding being used for what it was intended for — reducing tragedy on our roads by investing in safety solutions in areas of higher risk.”
South Coast Highway between Albany and Willyung is another Great Southern location to be included in the 2018-2019 funding.
Other prominent areas are the Pinjarra Williams Road in the South West and Great Eastern Highway west of Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields.
The Regional Run-Off Road Crashes program is part of a $77.79 million commitment covering four programs, which include the Safer Roads program, the State Black Spots program and the Urban Intersection Crashes program.
Albany Highway, near Kojonup, will be upgraded to make it safer.