Buswell seeks local input to address freeway woes

Community to have a say on the Mitchell Freeway’s traffic problems

March 26, 2012

A Western Australian community group will be formed to work with the state’s government to improve traffic flows on the Mitchell Freeway in Perth.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell says the Mitchell Freeway Extension Community will examine the extension of the freeway north of Burns Beach Road, in accordance with several planning studies that have already been undertaken.

"The northern corridor region continues to undergo immense growth and is experiencing associated issues with travel times, road incidents and difficulty in accessing schools, shops and tertiary institutions as well as other areas of commercial and social interest," Buswell says.

"The government recognises we need to determine ideas that will be realistic for both a short-term and long-term road transport solution, and it’s important local residents and other stakeholders are engaged in this process."

The group will produce a preliminary business case by the end of this year with recommendations for road transport solutions.

"We are calling on residents of the northern metropolitan corridor to nominate to be part of the working group, to represent the views of the community on key transport issues, so we can determine the most appropriate solution," Buswell says.

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