Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Leach Highway truck restrictions commence

    19/03/2008 12:00 AM

    Trucks greater than 19 metres in length will be banned from Leach Highway between Albany Highway and Kwinana Freeway, and from South Street between Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway from Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

    All trucks carrying containers bound to or from Fremantle Port will be banned from South Street between the freeway and Stock Road from the same date.

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the restrictions will cut an average of 350 heavy truck movements daily on Leach Highway and South Street east of the Freeway, and take around 70 truck movements per day from South Street west of the Freeway.

    “The restrictions on the movement of trucks on Leach Highway and South Street east of the freeway, will initially apply only to vehicles requiring a permit,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    “The permit vehicles will be required to use Roe Highway.”

    The restrictions would not be applied to trucks less than 19 metres in length in the first instance.


    “We have modified the bans after detailed discussions with industry organisations which were concerned about the potential impacts,” she said.


    “Main Roads WA will monitor the impact of the restrictions on permit vehicles and general traffic patterns over the ensuing weeks.


     “A decision will then be made about the timing of restrictions on other articulated trucks east of Kwinana Freeway on Leach Highway and South Street to ensure optimum management of the ban.”


    The Minister said that the completion of Roe Highway Stage 7 in March 2006, had already reduced truck numbers by about 1,100 per day on South Street and 500 per day on Leach Highway.


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