$250 million project to hijack WA city trucks


Photo: Murray County

About 700 trucks pass through Pinjarra in WA’s Peel Region every day, but a $250 million project aims to divert them from the town centre.

The Western Australian Government says the Pinjarra Heavy Haul Gap will improve safety and reduce congestion at Pinjarra; while providing a safer alternative route for heavy vehicles.

“The Pinjarra Heavy Haul Bypass has been discussed for many years and I am delighted that we have been awarded $250 million to complete Stages 1 and 2,” said Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“Nearly 700 trucks pass through the Pinjarra town site every day. This new route will remove these trucks from the main street.

The $250 million project will include:

  • A new road between the South Western Highway (north) and the Greenlands Road roundabout;
  • Improvements to the existing Pinjarra-Williams road near the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation interchange;
  • level separation of railway and road level crossings; and
  • New bridges over the Murray River and Oakley Creek.

Subject to approvals, work on the project is expected to begin in late 2024.

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