Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Passing lanes to improve safety on Brand Highway

    19/06/2007 1:17 PM
     
    19/6/07

    Two more passing lanes have been completed on Brand Highway south of Cataby approximately 164km north of Perth.

    Announcing the completion of the lanes Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the State Government had allocated a further $3.5million for road safety improvements on the highway.

    “We are committed to improving the safety of Brand Highway and this funding will be used to construct three new passing lanes,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    “Two passing lanes will be constructed approximately 40km north of Gingin (one northbound and one southbound) and one northbound passing lane about 30kms south of Dongara, near the junction of Indian Ocean Drive.

    “These additional lanes are in addition to the passing lanes completed on Brand Highway near Kailis Drive, and at Eneabba over the last month.

    “Funding for this project is drawn from the Safer Roads program which has allocated $6.8million to improving safety on Brand Highway throughout the past two years.

    “The safety of overtaking vehicles has always been an issue on Brand Highway which plays an important part in Western Australia’s road freight network, and this work will provide improved safety and an enhanced level of service for all road users.”

    The work is to commence in September this year and the passing lanes are expected to be completed prior to Christmas.

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