The Western Australian Government has committed $22.6 million toward addressing black spots and safety issues along its roadways.
A total of 83 projects will be funded by the state’s 2022-23 Black Spot Program. Upgrades will include road modifications, installation of safety barriers, raised platforms, new street lighting, safety signage and pavement markings.
The program will be delivered in partnership with local government bodies, which will contribute a further $6.3 million towards the program, increasing the total spend to $28.6 million.
Projects funded under the scheme have been identified and prioritised based on incident history and road safety audits. 50 of these projects will be conducted on metropolitan roads, while the remaining 33 will be undertaken on regional roads.
Western Australian Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said road safety was an ongoing priority for the state.
“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,” Ms Saffioti said.
“We want each and every person traveling on Western Australian roads to get home or to their destination safely, which is why this work is so important.”
See below for a summary of both metropolitan and regional project highlights.
Metropolitan region road upgrades will 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
- $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
- $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