Region to benefit from road cash

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Shire of Harvey executive manager of technical services Rick Lotznicker, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke and WA Premier Mark McGowan examine where the upgrades to Logue Brook Dam Road will take place. Photo: supplied.
Camera IconShire of Harvey executive manager of technical services Rick Lotznicker, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke and WA Premier Mark McGowan examine where the upgrades to Logue Brook Dam Road will take place. Photo: supplied.

Targeted upgrades to improve road safety on Honeymoon Road and Logue Brook Dam Road can now move forward thanks to a cash boost through the Black Spot Program.

WA Premier Mark McGowan visited the South West on Saturday to announce the region’s share of Black Spot funding towards building, upgrading and maintaining regional roads.

Mr McGowan announced $333,333 for upgrades to Logue Brook Dam Road in Cookernup.

Work will include sealing road shoulders, removing roadside hazards, installing signage and improving delineation.

Mr McGowan also announced $13,000 towards stage two of the Honeymoon Road upgrades, which will include widening and sealing works and increasing the road width to 6m.

Roadside hazards will be removed, signs upgraded and delineation will also be improved through the upgrades.

The two projects form part of almost $800,000 worth of Black Spot funding to upgrade roads in the area.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said she was pleased to see more funding going to regional roads.

“Having been a long-term South West resident I know how important it is that our roads are well maintained and safe.

“This new funding will help upgrade some of our dangerous roads.”

Premier Mark McGowan said improved roads made a big difference to people’s daily commute.

“The Black Spot Program means the local roads we frequent can be upgraded to improve road safety for everyone – whether they are drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists or pedestrians,” he said.

“My government is committed to delivering for the regions, and have allocated over $2 billion in the recent State Budget to upgrade, maintain and build regional roads.”

The Shire of Boddington received $434,000 for the second stage of upgrades to Pinjarra-Williams Road, which will include curve widening works, sealing shoulders, as well as the installation of signage and safety barriers.

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