Western Australia regional roads receive $41m safety boost
Western Australians in regional parts of the state are set to benefit from a $41 million safety boost to major roads in the Wheatbelt area.
Launching the multimillion dollar infrastructure project yesterday (July 27), state transport minister Troy Buswell said nine major roads in the region would be the centre of major upgrades - benefiting locals on rural property in the area.
With infrastructure a key consideration when purchasing a property, those interested in a regional land investment may be attracted to the area.
"The safer country road initiative is about providing better, safer roads in regional Western Australia, to help reduce the social and economic cost of road trauma in the state and to ensure our regional road infrastructure continues to meet the growing demands of heavy vehicle traffic," Mr Buswell said.
The project, which is part of the local government's $180 million funding investment to improve the road network in the Wheatbelt region, will see improvements made to Albany, Brookton and Brand highways, as well as Indian Ocean Drive.
Mr Buswell commented: "The biggest single project is $10.5 million to widen the seal on the York to Merredin road between York and Quairading."