Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Brookton Highway near Corrigin to receive $1.6million upgrade

    5/12/2005 12:00 AM

    The safety of vehicles on one of the State’s more important regional and tourist roads will be significantly improved with the upgrade of Brookton Highway, 16km east of Corrigin.

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan today announced that an upgrade proposal had been awarded to carry out the works at a cost of $1.6million.

    “This will bring to $12.6million the amount we have spent on the Brookton Highway since we came to Government in 2001,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    The upgrade will involve a high standard two-lane road realignment for 2.5km of the highway to avoid three substandard curves.

    “The works will be carried out by a consortium of local government resources, led by the Shire of Corrigin with support from Kulin, Kondinin and Bruce Rock Shires,” the Minister said.

    “The consortium will be using plant and equipment largely from local suppliers.

    “The works will significantly enhance the serviceability of the road and significantly improve road safety by eliminating the substandard areas and minimise fatigue accidents.

    “The improvement works are scheduled to commence in January 2006, with completion anticipated in April 2006.”

    The project will be managed by staff from the Main Roads Wheatbelt South Region.

    Minister's office: 9213 6400