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Government approves $105m funding for WA highway

The Australian Government has approved $105 million in funding for three more upgrades on Western Australia’s Great Northern Highway.

The projects, totalling $131.68 million and aimed at improving freight efficiency and safety, will comprise a 37.6km section of the highway between Muchea and Wubin.

It is part of a wider $344.75 million strategy to upgrade the key corridor.

With the Federal Government investing $105.34 million, the Western Australian Government will contribute the remaining $26.34 million to the project.

Western Australian Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti, has said the latest works would upgrade three priority sections around Muchea North, Pithara and Miling.

“The works will include widening and new overtaking lanes, as well as bypasses and other realignments,” said Saffioti.

“Together, these upgrades will improve traffic safety and efficiency for our freight operators by better separating cars and trucks, and upgrading the highway to current design standards,” she said.

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