Pinjarra to get more bike paths, safer roads thanks to funding

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PINJARRA Road’s shared path network will be extended and safety concerns surrounding the intersection of Murray Street and Pinjarra Road addressed through $800,000 funding.

In April, the Shire of Murray secured $350,000 through the Regional Bicycle Network grants program.

A $125,000 portion will cover construction of a 3.1 km shared path along Pinjarra Road from Sutton Street to Murray Bend during the 2018-19 financial year.

A further $225,000 will allow for design and construction of a 1.4km shared path along Pinjarra Road from Tonkin Drive to Kwinana Freeway during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years.

Shire president David Bolt said the project formed part of the Shire’s Long Term Footpath and Bike Plan.

“The plan also aims to connect shared paths along Pinjarra Road to form a direct link between the existing Shire of Murray network and the new Principal Shared Path on the Kwinana Freeway southern extension, ultimately creating an uninterrupted connect between Pinjarra and Perth,’’ he said.

The council expects construction of the shared path between Ravenswood and the Kwinana Freeway will be undertaken in the next five years, subject to funding.

The council also secured $450,000 through the Australian Black Spot Program for a roundabout at the Pinjarra Road/Murray Street intersection.

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