State Government funding has been granted to upgrade the major intersection at Mandurah Road and Pinjarra Road, located south of Perth in Western Australia.

WA Transport Minister, Bill Marmion, announced $10.3 million in funding for an upgrade to the intersection to increase capacity for growth in the region.

“As a fundamental gateway to the South-West, the Liberal National Government recognises Mandurah’s importance to continued regional growth and development,” Mr Marmion said.

“The intersection of Mandurah Road and Pinjarra Road will be upgraded from four to six lanes to increase capacity, with added double right-turns on each road.

“This intersection is already operating at about 90 per cent capacity with drivers experiencing significant queues and some delays at peak times – this project will address these challenges.”

Construction is expected to generate up to 70 jobs, with work expected to commence in mid-2017.

Funding for the intersection upgrade comes after major construction on the Mandurah traffic bridge was made possible with a $48.8 million State Government grant.

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