Community celebrates new Hepburn Avenue extension
The City of Swan today celebrated the better connectivity the new Hepburn Avenue extension has provided to the Mitchell Freeway and coastal areas.
Senator for Western Australia, Louise Pratt, representing Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, today joined community members and Mayor of the City of Swan, Charlie Zannino, for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Ms Pratt said the project provided approximately 30 additional jobs during construction, providing an important boost to contractors in the area during this time of economic change.
“Through the Nation Building Program we are supporting jobs today while providing the infrastructure we need for a more productive future,” said Ms Pratt.
Mr Zannino said without the Federal Government’s $5 million contribution, the City of Swan’s extension of Hepburn Avenue would have finished 1.4 kilometres shorter, stopping at Beechboro Road North rather than Marshall Road.
“This funding complemented the City’s works on Hepburn Avenue by also delivering new traffic lights at the Marshall Road intersection as well as additional approach lanes at both the Beechboro Road North and Marshall Road intersections, providing reduced congestion and improved freight access to key regional facilities in the area,” said Mr Zannino.
"Stage one of this project has been very well received by our community and is already traversed by more than 10,000 vehicles each day.
"We expect this new 1.3 kilometre stretch of road will soon be seeing similar traffic volumes."
The Federal Government is providing an unprecedented $3.7 billion to renew and rebuild Western Australia’s road, rail and public transport infrastructure through the Nation Building Program (2008-09 to 2013-14).
Media Release Date: 12/06/2012
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