Extra lanes slated for Kwinana Freeway


Freeway widening project will now include extra lanes to address congestion and queuing problems.

Extra lanes slated for Kwinana Freeway
Assistant infrastructure minister Jamie Briggs says the extra lanes will address congestion and queuing problems on the Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway.

 

Extra lanes will be added to the Kwinana Freeway in Western Australia to cater for future traffic growth.

WA transport minister Dean Nalder says additional works will be carried out as part of the freeway widening project to include the construction of four lanes from the Roe Highway to Armadale Road.

Federal assistant infrastructure minister Jamie Briggs says more than 52,000 vehicles use the section of the Kwinana Freeway each day and the figure is expected to rise to 75,000 by 2021.

"These works will address the congestion and queuing problems that currently occur on both the Roe Highway and the Kwinana Freeway during peak periods and ease congestion on local distributor roads," Briggs says.

The extra lanes are due to open in late 2015.

The freeway services the southern suburbs of Perth and links the city to the south west region of Western Australia.

"Vehicles exiting from Roe Highway will join the freeway in a dedicated lane, without having to merge with freeway traffic," Nalder says.

"This will significantly heighten safety at a critical merge point on the network."

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