$7m for heavy vehicle route upgrades
September 26, 2018
Heavy vehicle routes in the Pilbara will be more efficient, reliable and safer due to just under $7 million in upgrade works, funded by the Federal Government.
Five spots throughout the City of Karratha and Town of Port Hedland are due to be overhauled and will include construction of heavy vehicle bays, extensions to parking bays and widening and upgrading intersections.
Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, said the upgrades would increase productivity for primary producers, as well as the mining and tourist industries, and improve heavy vehicle safety.
"I understand how important it is to upgrade these roads - we drive them often and see firsthand the jobs and opportunities agriculture and transport brings to the Durack electorate," she said.
- Source Pilbara News