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Monday, 21 August 2017

Media statements

Mounts Bay Road traffic works complete

Two road projects are set to improve traffic flow along Mounts Bay Road, a crucial link between the city and Perth's western suburbs.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the $3 million project to create a west-bound, bus-only lane along Mounts Bay Road from Hackett Drive to Broadway near The University of Western Australia had now been completed.

"This new bus-only lane will help Transperth buses bypass traffic queues and provide a more reliable service to Transperth passengers," Mr Nalder said.

The State Government had also recently completed an $800,000 project to extend a westbound merging lane near the Point Lewis roundabout, near the Narrows Bridge.

"The extension gives motorists more time to merge safely and will, I hope, reduce the number of accidents in the area," the Minister said.

"This is a good example of how the Government is investing in smart transport solutions that deliver tangible benefits to both motorists and public transport users.

"I have been saying for a long time now that we need to look at clever solutions to managing traffic in our city - both of these projects improve road safety and efficiency."

The improvements would benefit passengers on the 950 Superbus, Perth's busiest and most frequent bus route.

Mr Nalder said the Mounts Bay Road project built on the success of the Beaufort Street bus lanes and other bus lanes throughout the metropolitan area.

"The peak-hour bus lanes have already cut three to four minutes from journey times between Morley and Perth," he said.

Fact File

  • The Mounts Bay Road bus lane will be a 24 hour, 7 day a week bus-only lane
  • General traffic is allowed to enter the lane for up to 100 metres before turning or merging
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