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."
Major works are underway to rebuild a deteriorated section of the Princes Highway at Heywood, with the upgrade aiming to significantly improve the safety of motorists traveling along the Highway.
Minister for Housing Martin Foley has visited St Kilda’s City Gate Apartments to announce a new redevelopment project that will see the construction of 50 new units.
Funding has been announced that will see two sections of the York Merredin Road east of Perth upgraded in order to improve safety and help address a crash rate more than three times the state average.
The contract for the significant M1 and M3 upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale South has been announced, with early works on the congestion busting project already underway.
The Australian and Victorian governments will soon invest $50 million to make the Great Ocean Road safer and more reliable.