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Planning underway for upgrade to Leach Highway and Welshpool Road intersection

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WA Premier Mark McGowan and WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti visited the Leach Highway and Welshpool Road intersection, with planning work and consultation underway for the $93 million upgrade.

The WA Government has committed $46.5 million to fix the busy intersection, one of Perth’s top 10 ranked intersections for crashes and congestion costs.

The intersection is the second-worst intersection in the State for crashes and is ranked Perth’s 7th most congested intersection.

The project includes a grade-separated interchange with a new bridge at Leach Highway travelling over Welshpool Road.

The project scope also proposes to duplicate the Leach Highway road bridge over the Armadale rail line.

The area is heavily congested during peak periods, with more than 50,000 vehicles travelling through the intersection each weekday.

There have been 219 crashes recorded at the intersection between 2014 and 2018, including 196 rear-end collisions.

The Leach Highway and Welshpool Road Interchange Project is jointly funded by the Australian ($46.5 million) and State ($46.5 million) governments.

Source: WA Government

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