Toodyay Road Upgrade
Toodyay Road is a state road which provides a key connection between Midland in the metropolitan region and Toodyay. The road is a primary distributor road and designated RAV 4 route catering for heavy vehicle combinations less than, or equal to, 27.5 metres in length.
The Government’s Wheatbelt Highway Safety Review of 2015 identified Toodyay Road as the travel route with the highest crash density in the Wheatbelt region. As a result, the Road Trauma Trust Account provided $3.8 million over 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 to fund the project development of road safety improvements on the road.
A Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan has been developed and a Community Reference Group (CRG) established. Meetings are scheduled to take place every four to eight weeks for the duration of the development phase.
We are continuing to develop improvements for the Wheatbelt end of Toodyay Road however, proposed works still need to be fully developed and are currently unfunded.
Further funding for design work and pre-construction activities is allocated for 2017-2018.
Subject to all pre-construction activities being completed and permits being obtained, the project will be ready for construction start in 2018-2019.
Scope of works
- Passing lanes/heavy vehicle climbing lanes near Jingaling Brook Road and the Sandplain Road and Salt Valley Road intersections
- A realignment and new structure at Jimperding Brook
- Intersection improvements at Fernie Road
- Passing lanes in both directions at Fernie Road
- Shoulder widening/sealing and installation of audible edge lining.
Environmental surveys have been conducted and the application for environmental clearances has been submitted to the Department of Water and Environment Regulation. Geotechnical surveys are also underway.
We are constructing a number of intersection improvements within the Metropolitan boundary of Toodyay Road.