- $3.5 million contract to upgrade 10km of Victoria Highway
- Widening works to improve safety and efficiency for North-West road users
The Liberal National Government has announced a $3.5 million contract to DownerMouchel to upgrade a 10 kilometre section of the Victoria Highway, west of Kununurra.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the project would involve widening the existing seven metre seal to nine metres, culvert widening and the installation of audible edge lines.
"The widened road will improve safety and reduce maintenance costs as a result of less edge wear to the road," Mr Nalder said.
Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said the audible edge lining system was designed to reduce single vehicle run-off crashes by alerting the driver should their vehicle stray too close to the edge.
"Funding is being provided through the Road Trauma Trust Account Regional Run-Off Road Crashes Program," Ms Harvey said.
"This forms part of an ongoing State Government initiative to upgrade the Victoria Highway - part of the National Highway linking Perth to Darwin."
The works, which are being managed by Main Roads Kimberley Region, are expected to be completed by November 2016.
- DownerMouchel is part of Main Roads' Integrated Services Agreements that provide operational asset management, network operations, minor capital improvements and maintenance services as required on the State's road network
Transport Minister's office - 6552 6400
Victoria Highway road works