$10.3 million Mandurah Road and Pinjarra Road intersection upgrade to increase capacity for growth in the region
Project to generate up to 70 jobs
Minister inspects progress of $51.8 million Mandurah traffic bridge
Transport Minister Bill Marmion today announced $10.3 million in funding for an upgrade to the intersection of Mandurah Road and Pinjarra Road.
"As a fundamental gateway to the South-West, the Liberal National Government recognises Mandurah's importance to continued regional growth and development," Mr Marmion said.
"The intersection of Mandurah Road and Pinjarra Road will be upgraded from four to six lanes to increase capacity, with added double right-turns on each road.
"This intersection is already operating at about 90 per cent capacity with drivers experiencing significant queues and some delays at peak times - this project will address these challenges.
"Construction will also generate up to 70 jobs, with work expected to commence in mid-2017."
The Minister also took the opportunity to view progress on the new $51.8 million Mandurah traffic bridge.
"This new, four-lane bridge will improve both journey times and safety for road users," he said.
"More than 200 jobs have been created as part of the bridge redevelopment process, and demonstrates this Government's commitment to the continued economic development and social wellbeing of this vibrant region."
Bridge construction has been made possible with $48.8 million from the State Government and $3 million from the City of Mandurah.
The intersection project is jointly funded by the State Government and the City of Mandurah in partnership with Vicinity Centres Development
The old Mandurah bridge carries more than 24,000 vehicles per day and is load limited to 17 tonnes because of its age and condition
A total of 13 segments will make up the new bridge, with 11 of these measuring 21 metres
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