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Now is the Perfect Time for Traffic Control Training as WA’s Plans to Upgrade Roads get Underway
The recent news of the planned major upgrades to Perth’s Mitchell and Kwinana freeways isn’t just exciting news for motorists and better freight efficiency. It promises a boost in job numbers within the projects.
One of the key areas guaranteed to need more people power during the disruption is traffic control. With inquiries already stepping up at Australian Traffic Management about our Traffic Control Training course, we felt it timely to look into the government’s announcement a little further.
Perth Freeway Upgrades
It’s estimated that around 1,700 jobs will be created as the freeways of Perth are streamlined and widened. That’s a lot of traffic control in the meantime!
The Kwinana freeway project aims to reduce morning peak travel time by 15 minutes while giving pedestrians and cyclists the long awaited shared path completion at Glendalough station. The Mitchell freeway project will deliver four continuous southbound freeway lanes, reducing congestion and providing a road network fit for the future.
If the project completion date is anything to go by, jobs are available now. Weather permitting, both projects should be completed by late 2019. That means anyone interested in gaining national accreditation from our Traffic Control Training course should contact Australian Training Management today.
Improve Regional Road Safety
Regional road safety is also firmly in the scope of road upgrades meaning there’s a jobs boost coming for our rural areas too. The WA government has committed $2 billion towards regional roads that will make a big difference to the safety of roads in the Wheatbelt.
The Black Spot program targets roads with a proven record of accidents. A notable enhancement will be the Bakers Hill Great Eastern Highway upgrade between Berry Brow Road and Tames Road, to improve safety for pedestrians and road users.
The WA Safer Roads program includes $3.5 million for Great Eastern Highway upgrades between Walgoolan and Southern Cross, allowing for a 110 kilometres of shoulder reconditioning and sealing in narrow sections to install audible edge lines.
That’s lots of work and lots of hands needed to get the job done.
Upgrade and Improve Freight Efficiency
The upgrades will not only yield greater productivity but will allow better flow of traffic by improving freight access to key commercial and industrial precincts. This includes the Smart freeways initiative, the Manning Road on-ramp and the $100 million spent on Murdoch Drive.
Why use Australian Training Management for Traffic Control Training?
If traffic control training is a necessary part of your workforce, look to us to get it done. We’ve delivered high quality, cost-effective training solutions to the workers of WA for the last 26 years. We are 100% committed to upskilling you.
All successful Traffic Control Training participants walk away with Main Roads WA accreditation plus three nationally accredited Statements of Attainment.
So as you now know, WA’s main roads job prospects have skyrocketed. To get the safety, knowledge and efficiency from the experts leading the field, contact Australian Training Management for all of your training requirements.