ROE Highway has been named as potentially being one of the country’s worst commutes and congested roads in the future.
Infrastructure Australia predicts seven of the country’s 10 most congested roads will be in Perth within the next 15 years, and the cost of congestion is estimated to be more than $16 billion a year.
Roe Highway was listed as likely to be the ninth most congested road in 15 years time, with the Mitchell Freeway at number one, Tonkin Highway at number two, Graham Farmer Freeway/Orrong Road/Welshpool Road East Corridor third and Leach Highway ranked at number eight.
RAC general manager of corporate affairs Will Golsby said Perth was facing a congestion crisis.
“Congestion can have a huge personal impact, including time getting to and from work, and that time could be better spent with families, at the gym, learning a language or enjoying a hobby,” he said.
Roe Highway was also listed under the RAC’s federal priorities.