Great Eastern Highway Soon To Be Upgraded

Great Eastern Highway Soon To Be Upgraded

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

New Upgrade Works On Great Eastern Highway

Victor P Taffa

  • Improvement to pedestrian & traffic safety through Mundaring

Upgrade and improvement works will soon commence on a section of Great Eastern Highway through the Mundaring townsite.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell today announced that a contract had been awarded to Keslake Group for $770,000 to undertake a series of improvements along the highway between the intersections at Stoneville and Mundaring Weir roads and Mann Street.

“The works will significantly improve pedestrian and traffic safety on Great Eastern Highway in the busy Mundaring townsite and business precinct.” Mr. Buswell said.

“Works will include two new designated pedestrian crossing points which will be equipped to the latest disability standards; extending the right-turn pocket into Mann Street; upgrading the median islands and verges; and improving the lighting and drainage.”

 

“The State Government has provided $770,000 for this important upgrade, with the Shire of Mundaring also contributing to brick paving work.”

“The proposed works will largely address pedestrian safety concerns raised several years ago by Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban.

“The works will also complement the 50 kmh variable speed limit flashing lights which were established through the commercial area of the townsite in 2010 following lobbying by Mr. Alban as well as East Metropolitan Region MLC Alyssa Hayden.”

Fact File

  • Works will start this month and take about 8 weeks to complete
  • Delivery of the works will occur between 9 am-3 pm, during which time the median lanes on Gt Eastern Hwy will be closed in both directions to facilitate the works & ensure safety