The WA Government is spending $24 million on several projects to make Indian Ocean Drive and Brand Highway safer, in response to serious and fatal crashes occurring near the Perth-end of the roads.

Today, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced several changes, which further the $15 million already spent on safety measures last year, including the introduction of four passing lanes between Seabird and Lancelin.

The new measures include:

  • Widening 26 kilometres of Indian Ocean Drive between Coppino Road and Gingin Brook Road and Moore River Bridge and Seabird

  • Construction of two overtaking lanes and 19 km widening works on the Brand Highway, between Marri Heights Road and just north of Dandaragan Road

  • Three km of pavement repairs on Brand Highway at several locations

  • Nineteen km of reseal works at various locations between Cataby and north of Eneabba

  • Concrete deck overlay works on the Hill River Bridge, 6 km north of Badgingarra on the Brand Highway

  • Improvements to the intersection of Brand Highway and Cockram Road, near Gingin

  • Final seal and line-marking works to 17 km of Indian Ocean Drive between Breakwater Drive and Coppino Road

  • Intersection improvements at KW Road and addition of a heavy vehicle slow lane on Indian Ocean Drive between KW Road and Lancelin Road