Funds for highway roadwork
The State Government has injected $5.8 million into the upgrade of Busselton’s Bussell Highway and Fairway Drive intersection.
The commitment is part of the McGowan Government’s $28.4 million WA Safer Roads Program.
Vasse MLA Libby Mettam said the previous Liberal-National government had committed funding to a roundabout at the intersection and was “pleased that the McGowan Government have recognised the need to complete this project”.
“There have been a number of safety measures put in place by Main Roads ... but given the increase in traffic, this was not sufficient to significantly reduce the number of accidents at this intersection,” she said.
“A roundabout at the intersection with Fairway Drive and the Busselton by-pass is an important road safety project that I have been working on with local residents since my election as member for Vasse.”
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said “people travelling on our regional roads have just as much right to safe road infrastructure as those in the city”.
“Unfortunately many of these roads were built in an earlier era, without the knowledge we now have about safe-system road design treatments,” Mrs Roberts said.
“These grants will help numerous local communities improve their road infrastructure, and further solidifies our commitment to ensuring road users all throughout WA can travel safely.”
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