Sod turning marks the start of Armadale Road upgrades

Mayor Logan Howlett (3rd from left) at the sod-turning, with Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones (far left), Minister Paul Fletcher (centre) and Minister Rita Saffioti (far right).
Mayor Logan Howlett (3rd from left) at the sod-turning, with Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones (far left), Minister Paul Fletcher (centre) and Minister Rita Saffioti (far right).

The City of Cockburn welcomed an official sod-turning to herald the start of work to duplicate 6.9km of Armadale Road between Tapper and Anstey roads.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett attended the event where Premier Mark McGowan, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Federal Urban Infrastructure and Cities Minister Paul Fletcher broke ground at the corner of Armadale and Nicholson roads last week .

“This is a big win for Cockburn’s residential and business communities as well as those in the City of Armadale,” Mr Howlett said.

“Upgrades to the road network in this locality are long overdue given the growth, and projected growth of residential and commercial properties in both cities.

After two years of joint lobbying with the City of Armadale as part of the Community Connect South (CCS) project, what was once a vision will now become reality as the duplication of Armadale Road begins.

“With works on the $237 million Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge also expected to commence in the 2018/19 financial year, these projects will ease traffic congestion in Cockburn Central and improve connectivity to Armadale, Perth and Fremantle,” Mr Howlett said.

The project will provide safer motoring for the 27,000 vehicles that use Armadale Road each day between Tapper and Anstey roads.

It will support more than 850 direct and indirect jobs and is due for completion in late 2019.

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