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Upgrade to provide alternative route for freight vehicles from South Western Highway to the Bunbury Port and the Perth-Bunbury Highway

February 27, 2012

Truck drivers will soon have a different route to travel on after stage two of the Bunbury Port Access Road in Western Australia is completed.

The project will bypass congested sections of Robertson Drive between the South Western Highway and the Eelup Rotary.

The project has been awarded to Fulton Hogan and is designed to improve access to the port and Picton industrial area that is serviced by South Western Highway.

"This is a critical piece of road infrastructure for the south-west," Western Australia Transport Minister Troy Buswell says.

"Construction on the second stage of the important Bunbury Port Access Road project is about to start with completion planned for March 2013.

"Stage two will see Willinge Drive extended from Picton to the Bunbury Outer Ring Road and the Bunbury Outer Ring Road constructed between South Western Highway and the Boyanup-Picton Road."

The project offers an alternative route for freight vehicles from the South Western Highway to the Bunbury Port and the Perth-Bunbury Highway, bypassing congested sections.

"It forms part of the planned expansion of the road network, which includes the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, to cater for future growth of traffic on the road network and facilitate development of the Bunbury Port and South-West industry," Buswell says.

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