$25 million to improve safety on WA roads

Western Australia’s most dangerous sections of road are set to receive more than 100 safety upgrades totalling $25 million under the 2018-19 State Black Spot Program.

The 2018-19 round of black spot funding will go towards improvements at 59 locations in the metropolitan area and 60 throughout regional Western Australia.

In the metropolitan area, projects range from an upgrade to the Guildford Road-King William Street intersection in Bayswater to shoulder improvements on Mundaring Weir Road in the Shire of Kalamunda.

Regional WA projects include shoulder widening on the Goldfields Highway in the Shire of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and further safety features for a section of South Western Highway in the shires of Albany and Denmark.

The Black Spot Program is a joint state-local government initiative, with the Western Australian Government providing $20 million and local governments funding the remaining $5 million.

The program targets improvements to roads with a proven crash history and cost-effective treatments for high-risk intersections.

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