Road safety boost for regional Western Australia
A multimillion dollar road infrastructure project earmarked for Western Australian will benefit motorists with improved safety on major routes.
Announcing the $186 million project yesterday (August 2), transport minister Troy Buswell said the works would boost road safety for those living in residential property around the state's south-west region.
With infrastructure a key consideration for homebuyers, the road improvements may be of interest for those looking to purchase an investment property in the area.
Under the major road project, seven major roads in the south-west part of the state will be the focus of upgrades -including the Bussell, South Western and Vasse highways.
"The Safer Country Roads 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.
Works included in the project include a $1 million upgrade on the Forrest Highway median, $13.2 million to upgrade the stretch of highway from Vasse to Margaret River and $8.96 million for maintenance of the Old Mandurah Bridge on Old Coast Road.