News Date: 10 Oct 2017
Upgrades on Western Australia's Railway Road near Boyanup have been announced, with $2.1 million to be spent on a series of works to improve safety on this key regional road link.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Railway Road upgrade formed part of the new Regional Road Safety Package to keep motorists safe on Western Australia roads.
“These works are part of the Australian Government's commitment to deliver more efficient, safer infrastructure in communities like this one across the nation,” Mr Chester said.
“In total, the Regional Road Safety Package will fund 16 important safety upgrades across Western Australia.”
Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the project would involve widening and sealing of shoulders, as well as providing a painted line edge to improve visibility for motorists.
“I have been lobbying Minister Chester for these safety upgrades—this is a good outcome for local people,” Ms Marino said.
“This announcement, along with the two bridges upgrades I announced last month, and the 14 road upgrades announced the previous month, illustrates this Government is committed to the South West.”
This upgrade is part of the $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works announced in the Budget earlier this year.
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