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WA black spot funding receives more than $19 million

A mixture of metropolitan and regional road projects are listed in the latest round of WA black spot funding

The latest round of black spot program funding has hit the WA government, with more than $19 million allocated to fund upgrades and safety improvements for 73 projects across the state.

WA transport minister Rita Saffioti announced the funding, with a total of $19.34 million being allocated by the state government, with local governments committing more than $4 million to the next round of state black spots.

Since its inception, the WA Black Spot Program has delivered nearly half a billion dollars in safety initiatives on the WA road network.

All projects have been thoroughly assessed using crash records to identify problems at these known hazardous locations in order to determine the most appropriate solution.

“Our government understands the challenge of road safety requires ongoing effort and investments, which is why we continue to fund important projects through the State Black Spot Program,” Saffioti says.

“Since its inception, the State Black Spot Program has delivered around $500 million in safety upgrades on our road network, ensuring known risks are addressed.

“The program aims to further improve road safety across the state, reducing the significant trauma and suffering of crash victims and their loved ones by targeting sites with a proven crash history or those with a high risk.”

These projects support existing road infrastructure as well as major road projects helping to improve road safety and create jobs.

A total of $11 million will be spent on upgrades to metropolitan roads, including $2 million to extend the Dixon Road westbound left slip plan, $1.2 million for a dual lane roundabout at the Marangaroo Drive and Girrawheen Avenue intersection and $1.7 million to widen and seal shoulders in the City of Rockingham.

A further $8.34 million will be spent on regional road upgrade projects such as $2 million to widen and seal shoulders on Northampton Kalbarri Road and $263,000 to install slow points on Wanjeep Street.

A full list of the projects funded in the 2023/24 State Black Spot Program can be found here.

The funding for regional black spots comes on top of the $825 million that has been invested towards the Regional Road Safety Program since 2020.

To date, the Regional Road Safety Program has seen more than 7000 kilometres of the State regional road network upgraded with safety treatments like audible edge lines and sealed shoulders, with 8500 kilometres expected to be complete by mid-2024.

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