State Gov to spend more on stretch between Gero and Perth

Geraldton Guardian
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. File image.
Camera IconTransport Minister Rita Saffioti. File image. Credit: The West Australian

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

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  • 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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