WARTA seeks council commitment on road project


The Western Australian Road Transport Association wants a notorious intersection in east Fremantle fixed before an accident occurs

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | July 11, 2013

The Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) wants a notorious intersection in east Fremantle fixed before an accident occurs.

WARTA CEO Ian King is calling on the Fremantle Council to commit to upgrading the road on the corner of High Street and the Stirling Highway.
Up to 500 trucks use the road every day.

"The Department of Transport and Main Roads both agree that it is such an important intersection and that something needs to be done," King says.

"We have the support from them but the local government are the ones that are dragging their feet.

"I think it’s been going for 42 years. There might be a few trees that have been chopped down and roads widened but it’s just been a very slow process.

"It’s purely that Fremantle Council is basically trying to look after the green side of the world."

With drawings approved, King is hopeful the project will take place either later this year or early next year.

"Main Roads have started acquiring some of the old houses which they’ll use for the widening, which is already underway," he says.


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