WA Labor to fix Reid Highway bottlenecks


The McGowan Labor Government has successfully secured $2.3bn in funding for its METRONET policy, including a reallocation of $1.86bn from the scrapped Perth Freight Link project.
The Ellenbrook community will benefit through upgrades to Reid Highway, announced by the State Labor Government over the weekend.


The upgrade will expand single lane sections between Altone Road and West Swan Road to dual carriage ways.
The project is expected to create 400 local jobs and cost $70 million.


Jessica Shaw, Labor member for Swan Hills, said: “this project will deliver huge benefits for the Ellenbrook and Aveley communities.”


“Anyone that commutes down Lord St every morning knows how bad the traffic is, with bottlenecks in both directions.”


“These upgrades, along with the duplication of Lord St and finishing the North Link, will fix the traffic problems that every resident of Ellenbrook, Aveley and The Vines has to endure on a daily basis.”


“Combine this with the Ellenbrook rail line, and our community will finally have the transport infrastructure that it has sorely needed for the last 8 years.”


Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the move will improve safety and travel times.


“These upgrades will deliver our key election commitments and are additional to current congestion-busting projects like NorthLink WA and the new Lord Street,” Ms Saffioti said.


The Reid Highway upgrade was unveiled as part of a broader plan to fund 17 infrastructure projects worth $2.3 billion, and create 6,000 jobs across the state.