Wheatbelt roads get upgrades as part of black spot program

Emma TaylorThe West Australian
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Roads in the southern Wheatbelt will undergo $643,000 of works as part of the State Government’s Black Spot Program.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the program targeted the most hazardous roads for improvement each year.

Narrogin will receive $355,781 for road upgrades, with the curved section of Wandering-Narrogin Road to be realigned to improve road geometry.

The road’s intersection with Springhill Road and Nebrikinning Road will have new signs installed and lines marked.

In the Shire of Kulin, the intersection of Rabbit Proof Fence Road and Muller Road will be reconstructed and widened, with the hill on Muller Road cut down to improve sight distance.

The embankment on Rabbit Proof Fence Road will be built up, with new signage installed.

The roadworks in the Shire of Kulin will cost $195,333.

The Shire of Bruce Rock will receive $91,878 in road upgrades on Bruce Rock-Narembeen Road/Cumminin Road and Wogarl West Road/Totadgin Road, both of which will result in the Y-intersection being made into a T-Intersection.

Vegetation will be reduced and signs installed.

Ms Saffioti praised Premier Mark McGowan for successfully negotiating a $100 million Regional Road Safety Program to help upgrade some of WA’s most dangerous regional roads.

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