• Statement – Construction underway to fix one of WA’s most dangerous intersections

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Statement – Construction underway to fix one of WA’s most dangerous intersections

Leach Welshpool Alliance, comprised of Georgiou Group Pty Ltd, BG&E Pty Ltd and Golder Associates Pty Ltd has started work on improving the safety and bust congestion of Perth’s most dangerous intersections – he Leach Highway and Welshpool Road interchange.

The project will deliver a new grade-separated intersection with Leach Highway bridging over Welshpool Road; an at grade roundabout at the intersection of Leach Highway and Welshpool Road; and an upgrade of the Leach Highway Bridge over rail south of the interchange.

The design of the interchange will improve traffic flow and is expected to reduce peak travel times, while easing pressure on the local road network.

The project, which is jointly funded by the Morrison Government and Western Australian Government each committing $68 million is expected to create and support up to 600 jobs.

Premier Mark McGowan emphasized the importance of the upgrade in hope of fixing WA’s most dangerous intersections where hundreds of crashes have occurred in recent years.

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher stated that the project with provide Perth drivers with a safer and more efficient east-west freight connection, particularly between Fremantle and the industrial areas of Kewdale and Welshpool.

The project is one of many critical infrastructure projects to receive funding from the Morrison Government as part of its record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline.

According to WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, these upgrades will improve safety, ease congestion, encourage better flow of traffic as well as saving commuters travel time during peak hour.

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Date of Publication: 08 June 2021

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