$30m upgrade to improve road safety on Reid Highway

Jan 23, 2021 | Plan, State News, Transport

 Zak Kirkup and the Liberals have committed $30 million to upgrade the intersection of Reid Highway and Erindale Road to help ease traffic congestion and improve road safety in Perth’s northern suburbs. 

“As part of our plan for a Safer WA we will deliver projects that make our community safer by fixing traffic congestion to keep families safer on our roads and get them home sooner,” WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup said. 

“This project will also create hundreds of local jobs, adding to our goal of creating 200,000 news jobs over the next five years for a safer, smarter today and a better, brighter tomorrow.” 

Liberal candidate for Kingsley Scott Edwardes said the busy intersection connected local residents to Reid Highway, the Mitchell Freeway and Balcatta light industrial area. 

“In peak periods, it becomes very congested with traffic and dangerous for road-users,” Mr Edwardes said. 

“Speaking to local members of the community, I know that fixing this intersection is an important project that needs to be delivered. I’m thrilled to announce a plan to get on with the job so we can make our local roads safer for families.” 

Shadow Minister for Transport Libby Mettam said investment in key infrastructure was crucial to bringing a coordinated, consistent, and integrated approach to improving the road network and saving lives. 

“We are still losing too many lives on West Australian roads so it is important that we continue investing in upgrades that will improve safety, supported by the right policy and regulatory settings,” Ms Mettam said.