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Record road funding to reduce congestion and boost jobs

The McGowan Labor Government’s first Budget delivers a record $2.7 billion towards roads to reduce congestion and create new local jobs.

The 2017-18 State Budget provides an injection of funding for 20 key road projects across the State.

All road projects will help generate thousands of local jobs and improve safety, congestion and the operation of Western Australia’s road network.

Included among the projects are several of the key road initiatives announced in May 2017 as part of the State and Federal Government’s $2.3 billion Boosting Jobs, Busting Congestion program, including:

  • $237 million for the Armadale Road/North Lake Road bridge over Kwinana Freeway;
  • $50 million for a new traffic interchange at Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive;
  • $49 million for the widening of Kwinana Freeway northbound between Russell Road and Roe Highway;
  • $70 million Reid Highway dual carriageway between Altone and West Swan roads; and
  • $40 million to widen Mitchell Freeway southbound between Cedric and Vincent streets.

The WA Government will also provide $184 million in local government grants for road projects in 2017-18 across the State, $11.5 million more than was provided by the previous State government under the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement than the previous financial year.

This comes on top of a $60 million contribution towards the Stephenson Avenue extension project in Stirling and $23 million for a dual carriageway of Marmion Avenue to Yanchep.

For more 2017-18 State Budget information, visit http://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au

Source: Government of Western Australia.