The Liberal National Government is continuing its commitment to reduce traffic congestion with a major upgrade of the intersection between Graham Farmer Freeway and East Parade.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the upgrade at one of Perth's busiest intersections was undertaken as part of Main Roads Western Australia's Traffic Congestion Management Program.
"The project was delivered on time and under budget by more than $1 million from the estimated $14 million budgeted for the works - that is money that can be used for other projects which will benefit the community," Mr Marmion said.
"Major construction works were undertaken over the past 12 months while maintaining access for traffic. The project also created 30 jobs, which is more good news for West Australians."
The Graham Farmer Freeway and East Parade intersection provides a crucial cross-city link and access to freeways, with an average of 80,000 vehicles travelling through the intersection on any given weekday.
"As works progressed, we saw early improvements with travel speeds increasing through the tunnel by 12 per cent in the morning peak periods," the Minister said.
"Now with the works completed, road users are experiencing improvements to traffic flows in all directions providing significant reductions in traffic queues.
"The Liberal National Government continues to get on with the job of building key infrastructure to meet Perth's growing transport demands and challenges."
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