Spearwood Avenue construction complete

Colin MacMillan (Engineering Works Manager) & Charles Sullivan (City of Cockburn Director Engineering & Works) Back Left to right: Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, MP Josh Wilson & MLA Fran Logan. Photo: Jon Hewson. d491376 communitypix.com.au.
Colin MacMillan (Engineering Works Manager) & Charles Sullivan (City of Cockburn Director Engineering & Works) Back Left to right: Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, MP Josh Wilson & MLA Fran Logan. Photo: Jon Hewson. d491376 communitypix.com.au.

CONSTRUCTION works on Spearwood Avenue are now complete.

Works on the year-long $8.5m project included widening Spearwood Avenue between Barrington Street and Beeliar Avenue from one lane to two in both directions and the duplication of the bridge over the freight rail line.

The City of Cockburn fronted approximately $4m for the project, with the State Government and Federal Government contributing $2.46m and $2.10m respectively.

City of Cockburn Engineering and Works director Charles Sullivan said Spearwood Avenue was one of their most important east-west connector roads and that the project had improved safety, traffic flow and congestion issues through the Bibra Lake industrial area and into Yangebup.

He said their attention would now turn to the $30m Karel Avenue duplication project between Farrington Road and Berrigan Drive.

“The Minister is expected to announce the successful contractor sometime this month,” he said.

“The duplication project will greatly ease congestion in peak hours for traffic entering and exiting the airport precinct, as well as improving access and egress to Roe Highway.

“The City is also about to spend $8.5m on the extension of Verde Drive and Prinsep Road to connect to the Armadale Road upgrade project (Tapper Road to Kwinana Freeway), which is a major project to be delivered by MRWA over the next few years.

“This will allow the establishment of a free flowing road network in the light industrial area of Cockburn Central East to improve current congestion and access to and from Cockburn Rail Station car park.”

Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett said they would continue to partner with the Federal and State governments, the private sector and other local governments to provide important road infrastructure upgrades.

“Improving travel times across the City is at the forefront of our forward planning which reflects major roads works with the Armadale Road Bridge, duplication of Armadale Road and associated works that resulted from partnering with the City of Armadale,” he said.