Perth's road train assembly area almost completed

Transport officers will soon be able to undertake heavy vehicle compliance inspections at a road train assembly area in Upper Swan, Western Australia

March 01, 2011

The road train assembly area upgrade in Upper Swan, Western Australia, is only weeks from completion.

Located approximately 35 km north of Perth, the facility, worth $1.4 million, is an assembly point for 36.5m long road trains.

Member for East Metropolitan Alyssa Hayden says the final asphalt surface has been laid to the additional truck parking area and a weigh-in-motion facility has been installed to improve facilities for transport officers who undertake vehicle compliance inspections, including truck weighing.

New line marking has been completed and additional area lighting facilities are due for completion at the end of this month.

"Since my truck trip to Tom Price back in 2009, I have been working with the Transport Minister Troy Buswell for improvements to facilities for the trucking and transport industry," Hayden says.

"I am proud to be able to stand on one of the first of many upgrades and upcoming new facilities that will be delivered by the Barnett Government to assist our drivers to operate safely and will improve the conditions in which they work.

"Previously, there were no facilities for transport officers to undertake important heavy vehicle compliance inspections, so these improvements will allow them to do so safely and more effectively," she adds.

"Equally important, it will provide an expanded parking area, breakdown and assembly point for 36.5m long road trains whereby trailers can be broken down, dropped off or collected as vehicles continue their journey along the Great Northern Highway."

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