Work on a series of new safety upgrades to Toodyay Road is expected to get underway before the end of the year.
Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts today confirmed $17.2 million in funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account had been approved to start the work immediately.
The $17.2 million will go towards:
- Widening a 27 kilometre stretch of Toodyay Road to include an 11 metre sealed surface and sealed shoulders;
- Construction and realignment of overtaking lanes;
- Jimperding Brook realignment and bridge replacement;
- Continuation of improvement works at the Toodyay Road and Stoneville/Reen roads intersections; and
- Safety modifications at the Toodyay Road and Roland/O’Brien roads intersections.
Between 2012 and 2016, 10 people lost their lives and 39 people were seriously injured in crashes on Toodyay Road.
This latest money takes the total allocation of Road Trauma Trust Account funds spent on safety improvements and upgrades on Toodyay Road to $33.64 million.
Mrs Roberts today visited Toodyay Road ahead of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and school holidays.
Double demerit points come into force at midnight Thursday, September 21, 2017 and will run until midnight Monday, September 25, 2017.
Source: Government of Western Australia.