- 83 projects included in the $22.6 million WA 2022-23 State Black Spot Program
- 50 locations in metropolitan areas and 33 locations in regional WA to receive upgrades
- Additional $6.3million in local government funding to support safety upgrades
- Major projects to support jobs for Western Australians and improve road safety
The McGowan Government is investing $22.6 million into the 2022-23 State Black Spot Program, which will see 83 upgrades and safety improvements made to roads across the State.
The upgrades and safety improvements include road modifications, installation of safety barriers, raised platforms, new street lighting and safety signage and pavement markings. These are just a few of the projects soon to be underway across 83 locations, including 50 projects on metropolitan roads and 33 projects proposed for regional roads.
Improving road safety is a high priority, with each project included in the program identified either by its incident history or through a road safety audit. The proposed projects will improve safety for road users in these locations.
In addition to the $22.6 million provided by the State Government, the partnership with local governments will see a further $6.3 million allocated to support the program, bringing the total amount of funding for these important safety treatments to $28.9 million.
Metropolitan region road upgrades include:
- $1 million to install pier protection safety barriers at Kenwick Link, Nicholson Road and Willeri Drive on the Roe Highway;
- $226,700 to install a raised safety platform and upgrade street lighting on Attfield Street in the City of Gosnells;
- $365,000 to install pre-deflection on approaches to roundabouts and apply red asphalt to medians and cycle lanes on Parmelia Avenue in the City of Kwinana;
- $200,000 to install a roundabout at the Queens Crescent and Clifton Crescent intersection in the City of Stirling;
- $273,300 to widen and seal shoulders and install safety barriers on Canning Mills Road in the City of Kalamunda;
- $280,000 to install a roundabout at the Walpole Street and Warwick Street intersection in the City of Canning; and
- $788,300 to install more street lighting on Two Rocks Road in the City of Wanneroo.
Regional WA projects include:
- $1.45 million to modify the left turning lane to Cervantes Road to increase the sight distance for vehicles turning right onto Indian Ocean Drive;
- $680,000 to widen the carriageway at the Fisheries Road and Bandy Creek Road intersection, install left and right turn lanes, improve the clear zone, install pavement markings, delineation and signs in the Shire of Esperance;
- $169,500 to lower and widen the crests on Ullawarra Road to improve sight distance, install delineation and signs in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne;
- $520,200 to install a roundabout and upgrade street lighting on Guy Street and Port Drive in the Shire of Broome;
- $101,400 to formalise parking, provide safe stopping and turning opportunities and improve safety of pedestrians during wildflower season on Beringarra-Pindan Road in the Shire of Murchison;
- $59,200 to upgrade street lighting at the Lakes Road and Murdoch Drive intersection in the City of Mandurah; and
- $53,000 to seal gravel approaches at intersections with Moramockining Road in the Shire of Wandering.
For full details of the 2022-23 State Government Black Spot Program schedule, visit the Main Roads website at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"More than half a billion dollars has been invested into the Black Spot Program and the McGowan Government will continue to prioritise these road safety upgrades because we know how important this work is.
"We want each and every person travelling on Western Australian roads to get home or to their destination safely, which is why this work is so important.
"Each project included within this program is chosen based on data from safety audits or previous incident histories, with the work supporting existing road maintenance and infrastructure delivery underway to reduce overall traffic congestion and improve road safety across our State.
"This funding is included in our $9 billion investment in the 2022-23 State Budget towards WA road infrastructure projects and supports important maintenance initiatives around the State to create local jobs."
Minister's office: 6552 5500