A new rail-line underpass on Lloyd Street in Midland is complete as part of $84 million worth of works.
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the underpass will provide better access to Midland Hospital.
“This new underpass will open next week in readiness for the St John of God Midland Public Hospital's first day of operations,” Truss said.
“Replacing the old level crossing on Lloyd Street with the new underpass will ensure emergency service vehicles are not delayed by a train when transporting patients in potentially life-threatening situations.”
The underpass is part of an ongoing revitalisation of Midland to improve access to Guildford and industrial areas.
Western Australian Minister for Transport, Dean Nalder, said the new underpass will relieve traffic congestion and eliminate safety concerns associated with the former crossing.
“As well as the underpass, there are two new bridges to cater for the Public Transport Authority's freight rail line and any potential future extension to the passenger rail line,” Nalder said.
“A road bridge has also been built to provide secondary vehicle access to the hospital via Cowie Close.”
The Western Australian government has contributed $66 million towards the project.
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