Freight management, freeway upgrade part of CBD plan

WA announces $47.6 million plan to address traffic congestion, including upgrading a freeway and installing active freight management systems

April 24, 2012

The Western Australian Government has announced a $47.6 million plan to address traffic congestion in and around the CBD as part of the next State Budget.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell says the upgrade of the city’s waterfront development and City Link and Riverside projects are about to start, including works on a third lane in the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel and increased lane capacity on the Mitchell Freeway.

"These projects will clearly impact on the flow of traffic in and around the city, and the CBD Transport Plan outlines how this impact will be managed and how we can better meet the needs of drivers, users of public transport, pedestrians and cyclists," he says.

"Active freight management will increase road safety and traffic capacity by minimising disruption from crashes and breakdowns on the Graham Farmer Freeway and the inner city sections of the Mitchell and Kwinana freeways as well as blockages from illegal clearway parking in the CBD."

"It will also involve real time management of traffic signals, so where incidents occur or road works are impeding traffic flow, Main Roads will modify signal timings to maximise traffic flow, particularly during peak periods."

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