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Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation (Stage 1)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2024 - Mid 2026
Estimated Project Cost:$27,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$22,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Murray
State:WA

Project Description

The South Western Highway is a major freight corridor in south-west WA, which currently runs directly through the town of Pinjarra. The flow of heavy vehicles through Pinjarra is leading to increased road safety issues. With the population of the Peel region being the fastest growing regional area in WA, these issues are expected to worsen.

The project involves road upgrades to the existing Pinjarra-Williams Road and construction of a new link to South Western Highway.

Benefits

The project will:

  • improve road safety and reduce congestion for all road users
  • improve freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $22 million towards the project.

Timetable

The project is in planning, with construction expected to be completed by mid 2026.

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Project details last updated: 27/09/2021