Road closure penciled in for summer

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PART of a major road connecting two burgeoning suburbs is set to be closed all summer for an important upgrade.

Solomon Road, which acts as a conduit between Treeby and Jandakot, will be closed from the end of November to early March.

When works are complete, roughly 800m of Solomon Road will remain a single carriageway, but with street lighting, a central median and periodic turning lanes added.

City of Cockburn engineering and works director Charles Sullivan said it was safest to close the road rather than reduce it to a single lane for six months.

“Reconstruction of this section of Solomon Road needs to be done over several stages due to the large difference in level between the existing and finished road section,” he said.

“There will be about 3000 cubic metres of cut to fill onsite and about 8000 cubic metres of material removed offsite and it’s these major earthmoving activities that we want to keep separate from motorists in the area.”

Mr Sullivan said the closure period was chosen as current improvements to Clementine Boulevard and Jandakot Road will be finished by late November, and similar works on Armadale Road west of Tapper Road (part of the Armadale Road upgrade) won’t begin until early 2020.

During the works, diversions will be in place from Solomon Road along Cutler Road and Prinsep Road to Berrigan Drive and Jandakot Road along Warton Road to Armadale Road.

Local residents can attend an information session about the temporary road closure at Cockburn ARC from 6.30-7.30pm on September 10.

Register by September 6 at comment.cockburn.wa.gov.au/SolomonRd or by calling 9411 3444 or emailing customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

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