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DPTI Media Release - Safety to be improved on the South Eastern Freeway

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

7 December 2016

Safety on the South Eastern Freeway will soon be improved with shoulder sealing and safety barrier works commencing Monday, 12 December 2016.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that works will include 3.6 kilometres of shoulder sealing and the installation of 3 kilometres of wire rope safety barrier on the South Eastern Freeway, between the White Hill interchange and the Swanport Bridge.

Providing sealed shoulders will improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of ‘run-off road’ type crashes.
Safety barriers protect road users from roadside hazards, thereby minimising the severity of vehicle accident injury and property damage.

The shoulder sealing works are expected to be completed before Christmas and the safety barrier is scheduled to be installed during February 2017, weather permitting.

DPTI will make every effort to minimise the impact on road users during these works. The work will be undertaken between 7.00 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

The road will remain open, with traffic restricted to one lane under traffic control when required and a 25 km/h speed restriction while workers are on site. Other speed restrictions may apply subject to onsite conditions.

The $420 000 safety initiative is funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme.

DPTI thanks motorists for their cooperation and patience while these important safety works are undertaken.