Federal Government announces funding for Manning Road on-ramp

Media Response 28 June 2016
Canning Bridge Canning Highway

Background: On Tuesday 28 June 2016 the Federal Government announced $15 million in funding for construction of a southbound Kwinana Freeway on-ramp from Manning Road in the City of South Perth.

Please attribute the following comments to City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty

The City of South Perth welcomes and fully supports the Federal Government’s announcement to commit funding for a southbound on-ramp from Manning Road to the Kwinana Freeway.

Over a long period of time, the City has strongly advocated the need for this on-ramp to be constructed as a major priority. It is an important component of transport infrastructure in the Canning Bridge Precinct.

As the City’s population continues to grow, we must ensure we accommodate the increasing number of cars on our roads with appropriate infrastructure. The proposed on-ramp will greatly benefit residents of the City and the wider community through improved connectivity and accessibility to the Kwinana Freeway. Additionally, it will improve commuter travel times, reduce traffic congestion at the Canning Bridge interchange and on Canning Highway. Safety for all motorists using this regional and local road system is paramount.

To date, motorists wanting to get onto the Freeway south from Manning Road have to drive north up to the Canning Highway Overpass before they can then head south down the ramp onto the Freeway, leading to greater congestion on this Overpass.

This has been an on-going issue since the Freeway was extended south of Canning Bridge. It adds travelling time both for motorists who are trying to travel south on the Kwinana Freeway from Manning Road as well as adding to the travel time for those using the interchange at Canning Bridge.

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