Kewdale upgrade to take freight from road to rail

Upgrade to a congestion-clogged industrial estate aims to shift more freight on to rail to improve the road network

Work will this week begin on alleviating traffic congestion at an Western Australian industrial estate, with the upgrade also aimed at improving rail's share of the freight task.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese has announced the $11.8 million Daddow Road project will realign the road within the Kewdale and Welshpool industrial estate.

The project will also include a bridge over the freight railway lines at Dundas Road, with with road links to Abernethy Road, Dundas Road and Chisholm Crescent.

Western Australian Minister for Transport Simon O'Brien says the upgrade will deliver safer roads while at the same time ensuring port-related freight is delivered by rail.

"This is a very important project which the State Liberal-National Government is very keen to see completed because it will improve the efficiency of the Kewdale freight terminal," O'Brien says.

Albanese says the project, to be completed by the Georgiou Group, will deliver improved rail access to the industrial estate and create about 130 jobs.

Work is expected to be completed before October this year, and the project will be managed by the Department of Main Roads.

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