The project will upgrade the 6.9 km section of Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road. This is the last section of the single carriageway between Kwinana Freeway and Armadale.
The $145 million project, funded by the Commonwealth and State Government, will upgrade the road from one suited to a semi-rural environment to an urban road able to service the increasing growth and development in the area.
Armadale Road is a strategic freight route connecting the South West and the South East corridor. It is one of the main east-west links within the Perth metropolitan transport network. The link passes through industrial areas, rural subdivisions, recently developed and planned residential subdivisions and connects Armadale sub-regional centre and Albany Highway, forming part of the route to the Fremantle Port.
Current traffic counts show that 27,000 vehicles use Armadale Road between Tapper Road and Warton Road, while 18,000 vehicles per day use Warton Road to Anstey Road.
The project will provide additional lane capacity to improve safety and operational efficiencies in the area, along with better access and traffic flow.
Construction is well underway with intersection improvements taking shape at Liddelow and Nicholson Roads. The project is expected to be complete in late 2019.
Scope of works:
- Armadale Road from Tapper Road to Anstey Road widened to a dual carriageway
- Various intersection upgrades:
- New roundabouts at Liddelow Road and Taylor Road / Wright Road intersections
- Nicholson Road intersection upgraded to a bridge over a roundabout
- Minor upgrades at Ghostgum Avenue
- Rossiter Avenue converted to a left in left out only intersection
- New shared pedestrian and cycling facilities will be installed along the length of the project area.
- Provide major safety improvements by removing a dangerous bottleneck
- Reduce travel times on Armadale Road
- Deliver a better level of service at intersections
- Improve access to new residential developments, Cockburn Train Station, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre and the Jandakot Industrial Area
- Improve amenity for cyclists and pedestrians
- Improve a strategic freight route connecting the South West and South East corridors of the Perth Metropolitan Area.
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