Cannington and Queens Park pedestrian crossings to receive upgrades

(L-R) Local resident Dave Dixon with Cannington MLA Bill Johnston.
(L-R) Local resident Dave Dixon with Cannington MLA Bill Johnston.

THREE local pedestrian crossings are set to benefit from upgrades to increase safety and accessibility.

Level crossings at Queens Park Station, Wharf Street and Crawford Street are set to receive self-closing gates as well as traffic management and fencing upgrades.

Queens Park Station and Crawford Street will also receive pavement upgrades, while lighting will be improved at Wharf Street.

The upgrades are part of an $18 million State Government project to upgrade pedestrian level crossings on the Armadale, Midland and Fremantle lines.

Cannington MLA Bill Johnston said the works would create local jobs in addition to improving safety and accessibility.

“Some of these intersections haven’t been upgraded in a long time,” he said.

“If there’s an opportunity to improve the universal access across these crossings, that’s to be applauded.”

Construction is expected to be completed by late 2019.