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Question Without Notice No. 959 asked in the Legislative Council on 6 December 2017 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 6 December 2017

MAIN ROADS WA — GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY
      959. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
I refer to an article dated 2 December and titled, ''WA's east road link crumbling'', highlighting concerns relating to the condition of Great Eastern Highway.
      (1) Has the contract to undertake permanent pavement repairs on this section of Great Eastern Highway from Northam to Southern Cross been finalised and did repairs commence last month, as previously advised?
(2) On what date did Main Roads WA last conduct a safety audit of this section of highway?
(3) Will the minister please table the most recent safety audit conducted?
      (4) What measures has Main Roads taken to maintain road safety on the affected sections of the highway awaiting repair?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
      (1) Main Roads WA has undertaken repairs along Great Eastern Highway between Northam and Southern Cross, with high priority repairs completed in November 2017. Main Roads is also addressing the high priority edge drop-offs, with shoulder repairs to be completed over the summer months.
      (2)–(3) A road safety review audit was undertaken in September 2016 that outlined a number of recommendations, some of which have been completed. I have requested a copy of the report and will table it in due course.
      (4) In addition to the measures detailed in answer (1), Main Roads undertakes weekly inspections, identifies maintenance requirements and carries out repairs.