Perth’s eastern suburbs are set to benefit from $28 million worth of funding upgrades to three major highway intersections.
The projects to upgrade intersections on Great Northern and Great Eastern highways are part a $200 million infrastructure package that will bust congestion, improve safety and create 1000 local jobs.
WA Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, announced upgrades to the intersection of Great Northern Highway and Apple Street along with upgrades to Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road in Sawyers Valley and Wooroloo.
Works at Great Northern Highway and Apple Street in Upper Swan will create 90 jobs with construction expected to begin in 2021.
Construction on Great Eastern Highway will begin on the Sawyers Valley end in mid-2020 and at the Wooroloo end in late 2020. These works are expected to generate around 70 local jobs.
These upgrades are a part of a $200 million infrastructure package, announced today in conjunction with the Federal Government, that will ease congestion and create around 1,000 local jobs.
Four other road projects have been funded through this package, along with a new train station in the Peel region.
Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said as a Perth Hills resident she knew how important these roads were for the community.
“These upgrades will improve safety, particularly given the number of heavy vehicles that use these routes daily,” Ms Shaw said.
“These projects will create local jobs and opportunities for local businesses to tender on works.”