MPs inspect haulage roads

Mia Davies MLA, Paul Brown MLC and Main Roads representative Mike Hayward at the Quairading-Cunderdin Road Culvert.
Mia Davies MLA, Paul Brown MLC and Main Roads representative Mike Hayward at the Quairading-Cunderdin Road Culvert.

Ms Davies said both drivers and local governments had expressed concern about the state of the roads, as well as ongoing funding for road maintenance.

Ms Davies said she was pleased the majority of planned road upgrades had been completed, mostly through work undertaken by local shires.

‘After a record harvest it was important to us to assess the road network, particularly those roads that have been upgraded as part of the grain rail funding package,’ Ms Davies said.

The group travelled roads through York, Quairading, Bruce Rock, Muntadgin, Merredin, Nungarin, Trayning, Kellerberrin and Cunderdin.

Mr Brown said there were some specific locations the MPs wanted to inspect with Main Roads, including the culvert between Quairading and Cunderdin.

‘Main Roads declared the culvert was safe and imposed no threat to heavy haulage users,’ he said.

Further works were still to be completed along the Quairading-Cunderdin Road to remove curves.

Ms Davies and Mr Brown discussed the possibility of a Main Roads audit of all roads completed under the $350 million grain rail package, to assess whether further features such as centre lines, edge lines and audible edging would enhance the safety of the road network.