Dangerous Del Park Road in Shire of Murray to be upgraded

Road upgrades: Premier Mark McGowan and Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke have announced Black Spot funding for a dangerous Shire of Murray road.
Road upgrades: Premier Mark McGowan and Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke have announced Black Spot funding for a dangerous Shire of Murray road.

A dangerous Shire of Murray road will be upgraded after it was identified as an area in need of funding in the State Government’s 2018-19 Black Spot Program.

Del Park Road will have its seal widened to 7 metres, with 1.5m gravel shoulders, the installation of barriers, guide posts and a centre line created.

The project has been allocated $326,000.

A man died on Del Park Road last November after a Mitsubishi truck and a Western Star semi-trailer collided, while two 17-year-old girls died after a car crash on the road in 2010.

Other locations to benefit from the Government’s $25 million program include Old Coast Road/Wilderness Road in the City of Mandurah, Southern Estuary Road in the Shire of Waroona and both Harvey Myalup Road and Honeymoon Road in the Shire of Harvey.

Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said she was pleased the dangerous roads in her electorate had been selected.

“The Harvey Myalup Road in particular is a known black spot and the funding will go towards widening and sealing the road’s shoulders, removing roadside hazards and upgrading signage,” she said.

“The investment in Honeymoon Road will allow for widening, removal of roadside hazards and signage upgrades. These are all important upgrades that will be welcomed by the community.”

Premier Mark McGowan was in Ms Clarke’s electorate on Thursday and said the upgrades would make a big difference to residents and improve road safety.

“The Black Spot Program targets roads that have a proven crash history or have been identified as high-risk,” he said.

“In many cases, making relatively minor alterations can make a big difference to road safety.

“My Government is committed to improving road safety across regional WA, with the State Budget including more than $2 billion towards upgrading regional roads.”