State Gov to spend more on stretch between Gero and Perth
The WA Government is spending $24 million on several projects to make Indian Ocean Drive and Brand Highway safer, in response to serious and fatal crashes occurring near the Perth-end of the roads.
Today, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced several changes, which further the $15 million already spent on safety measures last year, including the introduction of four passing lanes between Seabird and Lancelin.
The new measures include:
- Widening 26 kilometres of Indian Ocean Drive between Coppino Road and Gingin Brook Road and Moore River Bridge and Seabird
- Construction of two overtaking lanes and 19 km widening works on the Brand Highway, between Marri Heights Road and just north of Dandaragan Road
- Three km of pavement repairs on Brand Highway at several locations
- Nineteen km of reseal works at various locations between Cataby and north of Eneabba
- Concrete deck overlay works on the Hill River Bridge, 6 km north of Badgingarra on the Brand Highway
- Improvements to the intersection of Brand Highway and Cockram Road, near Gingin
- Final seal and line-marking works to 17 km of Indian Ocean Drive between Breakwater Drive and Coppino Road
- Intersection improvements at KW Road and addition of a heavy vehicle slow lane on Indian Ocean Drive between KW Road and Lancelin Road
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