FUNDING of more than $700,000 will help the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale improve the safety conditions of two local roads.
The 2018-19 Black Spot Program funding will see $375,000 set aside for works on Karnup Road between Walker Road and Hopeland Road in Hopeland, while $361,000 will be used to improve Kingsbury Drive between South Western Highway and Myara Road in Keysbrook.
Shire President Michelle Rich said works would include the removal of roadside hazards, improvement of signage and markings and sealing roadside shoulders.
“Both roads have experienced a number of serious crashes and, sadly, three lives have been lost to motor accidents in the last five years,” she said.
“That number is unacceptably high and the Shire has been very vocal in expressing our concerns to government.
“We’re delighted the Federal Government has recognised the importance of these two local projects which will help make both roads safer for all motorists.”