Funds for safe roads


Moore MHR Ian Goodenough, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester and Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins in Duncraig.
Moore MHR Ian Goodenough, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester and Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins in Duncraig.

More than $1.12 million will go to upgrading intersections in Duncraig, Eglinton, Darch, Marangaroo and Girrawheen.

The biggest local allocation is $490,000 for City of Wanneroo to upgrade Pipidinny Road in Eglinton, installing edge lines and curve warning signs plus widen the pavement to create sealed shoulders.

City of Joondalup will get $390,000 for the Hepburn Avenue and Glengarry Drive junction, with plans to install pre-deflection on both approaches, anti-skid asphalt and better lighting.

Wanneroo will get $115,000 for skid-resistant treatments at the Hepburn Avenue and Mirrabooka intersection, Darch.

Funds will go to treatments at Mirrabooka Avenue-Marangaroo Drive intersection ($96,000) and Girrawheen Drive-Marangaroo Drive intersection ($30,000).

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester announced the funds during an April visit to Perth.

Mr Chester said the projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and would be delivered during the course of 2016-17.

“This investment is helping to make our local roads safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” he said.