- Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road intersection upgrades a step closer with $3.6 million delivered in this year's State Budget
- $86 million has been budgeted for the project across the forward estimates, and will be jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth governments
- Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and will create up to 600 local WA jobs
- Delivering a key McGowan Government election commitment to the eastern suburbs
Plans to eliminate another Perth congestion hot spot are one step closer, with $3.6 million allocated to fund the Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road intersection in the 2018-19 State Budget.
$86 million has been budgeted for the project across the forward estimates, with funding to come from the State and Commonwealth governments.
A key McGowan Government election commitment, construction on the project is expected to begin in 2019 and be completed by 2020.
Up to 600 local jobs are expected to be created in the construction phase.
The current concept design, created in consultation with key stakeholders, includes construction of a new bridge, two roundabouts and on and off-ramps. A shared path with local links is included on the eastern side for pedestrians and cyclists.
Once completed, the upgrades will reduce congestion, improve road safety by enabling Roe Highway through-traffic to flow freely, and improve access and reduce journey times in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Upgrading the intersection of Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road is just one of our key election commitments that will create local WA jobs.
"The State Budget contains $3.2 billion that will go towards major congestion busting job-creating road projects across Western Australia."
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Detailed planning for this election commitment is underway, and we have recently invited expressions of interest from industry for the final design and construction of the interchange.
"The current signalised intersection is a blackspot for congestion and accidents, so we are happy to alleviate concerns for local commuters and the freight industry."
Comments attributed to Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price:
"I'm pleased to be a part of a McGowan Labor Government getting on with the job of delivering our election commitments.
"When finished, this project will ease congestion for Forrestfield and High Wycombe residents and make it easy for people on their everyday commutes."
Comments attributed to Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes:
"I am particularly pleased the State Government is delivering this important election commitment, which will allow for construction of a bridge at the intersection of Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road with physical work scheduled to begin in 2019.
"This is a congestion busting project warmly welcomed by our Hills residents, particularly those living in Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie and beyond."
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