Up­grades to im­prove road safety

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

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 201819 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 funded through the Black Spot and Safer Roads pro­grams.

“In many cases sim­ple up­grades to prob­lem sec­tions of roads can go a long way, and th­ese up­grades will make a big dif­fer­ence to road safety in the Wheat­belt.”

The an­nounce­ments fol­low calls from Great South­ern po­lice dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent Ian Clarke for the com­mu­nity to take re­spon­si­bil­ity of road safety af­ter a string of in­ci­dents over the Queen’s Birth­day long week­end.

In Pin­gelly, $51,333 will be in­vested into the Bodey Street and Harper Street intersection.

A pass­ing lane will be con­structed north­bound on Al­bany High­way at Mar­radong Road.

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