Major road upgrades on way for Pinjarra as Canning secures $1.27m in Black Spot Program funding

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie.

PINJARRA will receive a major boost to road safety with the Federal Government set to invest more than $1.27 million to upgrade problem roads.

Under the 2018-19 Black Spot Program, Pinjarra Road will receive a $450,000 upgrade and installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Murray Street and Pinjarra Road.

Karnup Road in Serpentine will undergo a $375,000 upgrade, $361,000 will be spent improving Kingsbury Drive in Serpentine, and Croyden Road in Roleystone will receive a $90,000 upgrade.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said improving transport infrastructure was one of his key priorities.

“In many parts of Canning road maintenance and development has not kept up with the rise in population,” he said.

“I know many people are concerned about the quality of local roads frequently used by heavy transport. These upgrades will help handle the increased traffic and improve road safety.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input, and I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said reducing fatalities and serious injuries on roads was a key focus.

“Accidents on our roads cost Australian’s approximately $30 billion per year – let alone the pain borne by families and friends who have lost loved ones,” he said.

“On average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent, making it one of the most effective road safety measures the Australian Government has at its disposal.

“The Government has extended the Black Spot Program and is providing $60 million per year from 2021-22 onwards, building on the current $684.5 million investment from 2013-14 to 2020-21.”

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