News Date: 17 May 2017
More than 2km of Frederick Road between Old Port Road and West Lakes Boulevard will be upgraded as part of $4.2m of works starting this week.
In total 2.38km of Frederick Road will be resurfaced through the $1.8m project, with another $1.1m to be spent upgrading Kilkenny Road. A 1.4km section of Kilkenny Road will be resurfaced between Torrens and Port roads.
In the south, another $1.3m is being invested to resurface approximately 2km of Brighton Road between Diagonal Road and Wilton Avenue.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan spoke of the upgrades and its importance to local commuters.
"We have significantly increased our investment in road maintenance and safety projects, with an extra $110m, and with more than half a billion dollars to spend, we are upgrading more roads more often.
"We know that the quality of our roads can make a big difference to the people who use them every day, whether it’s to commute, for the school run, to transport goods and freight, or simply to head out on the weekend.
"These arterial roads projects complement the multi-billion dollar investment we’re making on major transport infrastructure projects across the State, including the North South Corridor projects which will draw through traffic from adjacent corridors.
"The State Government is investing more than half-a-billion dollars on road maintenance and safety over four years including an additional $110m 2015-16 State Budget investment. The $110m investment will deliver more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs."
Stage Three of the $363.47 million Princes Highway West Duplication between Winchelsea and Colac is underway, with works recently starting on a section between Warncoort and Ballie Street in Colac East.
Roadworks have been completed on the $51.8 million new Mandurah Traffic Bridge with four lanes of traffic opening recently.
The Western Australian State Government will allocate $2 million to build a dual pathway in Tamala Conservation Park to connect Mindarie with Burns Beach.
Australia’s first Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) has been opened on the Southport–Burleigh Road as part of the Queensland State Government’s $160 million Commonwealth Games roads upgrade program.
The construction tender for the new $26mil Palmerston Police Station has now been released, with companies able to bid for the contract over the next 8 weeks.