$7m more for Toodyay Road
TOODYAY Road (pictured left after serious traffic accident in February) will be further upgraded with another $5.6 million in Federal funds.
Two sections will be widened and a new passing lane completed by early next year.
Toodyay Shire President Rosemary Madacsi thanked the Federal Government for its contribution to the project.
“The Toodyay Road upgrade project has been in development for about five years and it is fantastic to see some substantial funding allocated to continue addressing one of the most dangerous roads in the Wheatbelt,” she said.
“The $7 million allocated, of which $5.6 million is from the Federal Government, will enable the construction of 2.5km of Toodyay Road from Jingaling Brook heading east towards Toodyay.Read more
“A key component of this work will be a westbound overtaking lane which has been identified as a key safety improvement along this stretch of road.
“The Shire of Toodyay is delighted that this funding allocation demonstrates the State and Federal governments’ ongoing commitment to making this road safer for the Toodyay community, visitors and all road users,” Mrs Madacsi said.
Between January 2014 and December 2018 Toodyay Road had the highest rate of fatal and serious-injury crashes within the Wheatbelt region.